Exhausted from SXSW or not, there’s no excuse for missing out on a chance to see and hear from prolific author T.C. Boyle. Join American Short Fiction and BookPeople in welcoming Boyle to Austin tonight for a speaking, signing and Q & A on his latest novel, When the Killing’s Done.
Boyle, who has published a total of twenty-two books of fiction including the bestselling novel The Women and written for most major American magazines (The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and McSweeney’s, to name a few), consistently receives wide critical acclaim for his work. He was the recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Prize for best novel of the year (World’s End, 1988) and The Pen/Malmud Prize in the short story (T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999).
His latest novel, When The Killing’s Done, is no exception, and has been praised by The New York Times, Booklist, and Kirkus Review. The novel, based off a real-life turf war fought between animal rights activists and biologists on the California Channel Islands is a rich, gripping adventure story with a timely environmental theme. Check out the book trailer (below) for a small taste of the well-crafted suspense and dazzling language you can expect from Boyle, or click here to read an excerpt from the novel itself.
If you can’t make it out tonight to hear Boyle in person, don't worry. You will soon have another permanent opportunity to get your dose of the famous author's work locally. As of last week, the breadth of Boyle’s impressive career will be officially preserved right here in Austin. On Wednesday, March 7, the Harry Ransom Center announced it acquired the entirety of Boyle’s archive, which includes not only manuscript material relating to almost all of his work, but letters with contemporaries like Russell Banks and David Foster Wallace.