T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of 28 books of fiction, including, most recently, “The Relive Box” and “Outside Looking In.” He received a Ph.D. degree in 19th century British literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and his Bachelor of Arts in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968. He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978, where he is a distinguished professor of English. His work has been translated into more than two dozen foreign languages, and his stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Paris Review, GQ and McSweeney's. Boyle has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prise for best novel of the year, the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story, and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France. He currently lives near Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.