Tucson Festival of Books

T.C. Boyle

Jamieson Fry

Sponsored by Words, Women, and Wine Book Club

Thomas Coraghessan Boyle is a highly acclaimed American author known for his distinctive storytelling style, which seamlessly blends dark humor, social commentary and intricate character studies.

He has a background in music, a master's degree in creative writing and a Ph.D. in 19th-century English literature from Iowa. Boyle burst into the literary scene in the 1970s with a series of striking short stories, establishing himself as a writer with an uncanny ability to explore complex human themes.

Over the course of his prolific career, he has produced numerous novels, including "The Tortilla Curtain" and "The Women." He has been the recipient of awards such as the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. T.C. Boyle's most recent book is "Blue Skies."  He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at USC. 

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Awards: Guggenheim Fellow, PEN / Faulkner Award, Pushcart Prize, Tucson Festival of Books Founder's Award, PEN/Malamud, Prix M√©dicis √Čtranger

Scheduled events:
Meet T. C. Boyle
Join T.C. Boyle for a one-man, one-hour journey though his career, his books, and his reflections on modern literature. Thomas Coraghessan Boyle has written 30 books, his most recent book is "Blue Skies" Among his many honors is a 2017 Founders Award from the Tucson Festival of Books. Don't miss this special program!

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: T.C. Boyle
Moderator: Cheryl House
Great Storytellers
This is a can't miss session! Lisa See, Viet Nguyen and T.C. Boyle have a deep interest in people and what sets them apart from other people. They use their unique perceptions to create characters that will catch readers' attention ... and hearts.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Rincon Room (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: T.C. Boyle, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Lisa See
Moderator: Lydia Millet

Blue Skies
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Liveright Publishing Corporation
January 2023
ISBN 9781324093022
384 pages
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I Walk Between the Raindrops
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
June 2023
ISBN 9780063052895
288 pages