TC Boyle’s twentieth book of fiction, The Women, will be published in February 2009. His stories regularly appear in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and McSweeney’s, among others, and he has received a number of literary awards, including both the PEN/Faulkner and PEN/Malamud prizes for work in the novel and short story, respectively. His 1995 novel, The Tortilla Curtain, won France’s Prix Médicis étranger and has become something of a modern classic, subject of dozens of community-wide readings and innumerable student essays, a sin for which he hopes to be forgiven someday. He teaches at USC.
Some Favorite Writers
This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.
Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, and the Hammer Programs Committee.