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T.C. Boyle    

Perennial Bestselling Author

T.C. Boyle is the author of twenty-eight books of fiction, including, The Relive Box (2017), The Terranauts (2016), The Harder They Come (2015), T.C. Boyle Stories II (2013), San Miguel (2012), When the Killing's Done (2011), Wild Child (2010), The Women (2009), Talk Talk (2006), Tooth and Claw (2005), The Human Fly (2005), The Inner Circle (2004), Drop City (2003), After the Plague (2001), and Outside Looking In (2019).

He received a Ph.D. degree in 19th Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and his B.A. 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 Distinguished Professor of English and Professor Emeritus.

His work has been translated into more than two dozen foreign languages, including German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Finnish, Farsi, Croatian, Turkish, Albanian, Vietnamese, Serbian and Slovene. 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, Antaeus, Granta and McSweeney's, and he has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prise for best novel of the year (World's End, 1988); the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story (T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999); and the Prix Mdicis tranger for best foreign novel in France (The Tortilla Curtain, 1997). He currently lives near Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.

His novel titled "The Harder They Come," is an exploration into America's anti-authoritarian streak and the violence that can sometimes follow.

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