Award-winning novelist performing at Cline

T.C. Boyle

Northern Arizona University’s Cline Community Lecture in the Humanities presents T.C. Boyle, an American novelist and short story writer, in a performance from the collection of stories, “T.C. Boyle Stories II,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Cline Library. The event is free.

Boyle is the author of 24 books of fiction, including World’s End, winner of the 1988 Pen/Faulkner Award for best novel, T.C. Boyle Stories, which received the 1999 Pen/Malmud Prize for short stories, and The Tortilla Curtain, which earned the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France. His books have been translated into two dozen languages and his stories have appeared in numerous magazines, among them The New YorkerHarper’sEsquireThe Paris Review and GQ.

Many of Boyle’s novels and short stories give voice to the baby boomer generation and its celebrations and vices, and his writing is often laced with dark humor and satire. His 1993 novel about cereal giant John Harvey Kellogg, The Road to Wellville, was released as a film in 1994.

Boyle is a writer in residence and distinguished professor emeritus of English at the University of Southern California, where he founded the creative writing undergraduate program. He received a doctorate in 19th century British literature from the University of Iowa in 1977.

The event is sponsored by NAU’s Comparative Cultural Studies and English departments and the College of Arts and Letters.