T. Coraghessan Boyle


T. Coraghessan Boyle
T. Coraghessan Boyle

T. C. Boyle at the Leipzig Book Fair 2009
Born December 2, 1948 (1948-12-02) (age 62)
Peekskill, New York United States
Pen name T.C. Boyle
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 1975 –
Genres Social situations, esp in relation to baby boomers in the USA

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Tom Coraghessan Boyle (born Thomas John Boyle, also known as T.C. Boyle, born on December 2, 1948) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. Since the mid 1970s, he has published twelve novels and more than 100 short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988,[1] for his third novel, World's End, which recounts 300 years in upstate New York.

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Life

Boyle grew up in Peekskill, New York,[2] received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Potsdam, and a M.F.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.[3]

Many of Boyle's novels and short stories explore the baby boom generation, its appetites, joys, and addictions. His themes, such as the often-misguided efforts of the male hero and the slick appeal of the anti-hero, appear alongside brutal satire, humor, and magical realism. His fiction also explores the ruthlessness and the unpredictability of nature and the toll human society unwittingly takes on the environment.[4] His novels include World's End (1987, winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction); The Road to Wellville (1993);[5] and The Tortilla Curtain (1995, winner of France's Prix Médicis étranger).[6][citation needed]

Boyle has published eight collections of short stories, including Descent of Man (1979), Greasy Lake (1985), If the River was Whiskey (1989), and Without a Hero (1994). His short stories regularly appear in the major American magazines, including The New Yorker,[7] Harper's,[8] Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly and Playboy, as well as on the radio show, Selected Shorts.[citation needed]

Bibliography

Novels

Short story collections

  • Descent of Man (1979)
  • Greasy Lake & Other Stories (1985)
  • If the River Was Whiskey (1989)
  • Without a Hero (1994)
  • T.C. Boyle Stories (1998) – compiles the four earlier volumes of short fiction, as well as seven previously uncollected stories.
  • After the Plague (2001)
  • Tooth and Claw (2005)
  • The Human Fly (2005) (previously published stories collected as young adult literature)
  • Wild Child & Other Stories (2010)

Edited anthology

  • DoubleTakes (2004, co-edited with K. Kvashay-Boyle)

Chronology in Boyle's works

  Time Setting Historical personage in the novel
World's End (1987) Late 17th century, 1949 and 1968 Northern Westchester County near Peekskill, New York
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Water Music (1982) 1795 London, Scotland, and Africa (source of the Niger) Mungo Park
The Road to Wellville (1993) 1907 Battle Creek, Michigan John Harvey Kellogg
Riven Rock (1998) 1905–1925 Montecito, Santa Barbara County, California Stanley McCormick, Katharine McCormick
The Women (2009) Early 20th century up to 1930s Wisconsin Frank Lloyd Wright
The Inner Circle (2004) 1940s–50s Bloomington, Indiana Alfred Kinsey
Drop City (2003) 1970 California, Alaska
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Budding Prospects (1984) 1980s California
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East Is East (1990) 1980s Georgia (American South) Hu Tu Mei
The Tortilla Curtain (1995) 1990s Southern California
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Talk Talk (2006) 2000s California and New York state
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When the Killing's Done (2011) 2000s, 1970s, 1940s California (Channel Islands)
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A Friend of the Earth (2000) late 1980s; 2025–2026 California, Oregon
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