Boyle, Thomas John

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Born: Dec 02, 1948 AD
Currently alive, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors


1948 - Born on December 2nd in Peekskill, New York. American short story writer and novelist.

         - Boyle is a well-known author, usually either of historical fiction, or of literary fiction chronicling life in southern California or upstate New York.

1968-1977 - He received a B.A. in English and history from Suny Potsdam, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and his Ph.D. degree in 19th-century British literature from the University of Iowa.

         - He joined the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

         - Boyle served as fiction editor for the Iowa Review and received a Creative Writing Fellowship from The National Endowment for the Arts.

1978 - He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California.

1979 - Published his first collection of short stories, Descent of Man and received the St. Lawrence Award for Short Fiction.

1974 - Married to Karen Kvashay.

1988 - His later books include World's End (PEN/Faulkner Award) and his satirical novel The Road to Wellville, which was made into a film.

1998 - His 'T.C. Boyle Stories' brings together 68 of his short stories.

2000 - His 'Friend of the Earth' is a darkly humorous novel about the future of the planet.
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