Faculty

T.C. Boyle

Artist in Residence

Contact Information
E-mail: tcboyle@email.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-0477
Office: THH 431





LINKS

Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
Personal Website

Education

  •  B.A. , SUNY College at Potsdam
  •  M.F.A. , University of Iowa
  •  Ph.D. , University of Iowa

Description of Research

Professor Boyle is the author of twenty-one works of fiction. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught at USC since 1978, when he founded the undergraduate program in creative writing. His many honors and awards include the 1988 PEN/Faulkner Award for "World's End"; the 1998 PEN/Malamud Award for the first volume of his collected stories; grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts; five O. Henry Awards and three inclusions in Best American Stories; as well as France's Prix Medicis Etranger for best foreign novel of the year ("The Tortilla Curtain") and the Prix Passion publishers' prize for his first novel, Water Music. His books have been translated into some twenty-five languages.

 

Publications

Fiction

  • Boyle, T.C. (2011). When the Killing’s Done. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2010). Wild Child. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2009). The Women. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2006). Talk Talk. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2005). The Human Fly. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2005). Tooth and Claw. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2004). The Inner Circle. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2003). Drop City. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2001). After the Plague. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (2000). A Friend of the Earth. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1998). T.C. Boyle Stories. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1998). Riven Rock. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1995). The Tortilla Curtain. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1994). Without A Hero. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1993). The Road to Wellville. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1990). East is East. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1989). If the River Was Whiskey. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1987). World’s End. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1985). Greasy Lake. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1984). Budding Prospects. Viking.
  • Boyle, T.C. (1979). Descent of Man. Atlantic-Little.

Honors and Awards

  • USC Distinguished Professor, 8/15/2006-  
  • Earphones Award from AudioFile Magazine for narration of Wild Child, 2010, 2010-2011   
  • Induction into American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2009-2010   
  • Best American Stories Selection, "Admiral", 2008-2009   
  • Audie Prize, 2007, for best audio narration by an author ("The Tortilla Curtain," Blackstone Audio., 2006-2007   
  • Best American Stories Selection, 2007 ("Balto," from The Paris Review)., 2006-2007   
  • Commonwealth Club of California's Silver Medal in Literature, 76th Annual Awards, 2007. ("Talk Talk."), 2006-2007   
  • Evil Companions Literary Award from the Denver Public Library, 2007. ("Talk Talk."), 2006-2007   
  • Founder's Award, Santa Barbara Writers' Conference, 2006, for body of work., 2006-2007   
  • National Magazine Award in Fiction, 2007 ("Wild Child," from McSweeney's)., 2006-2007   
  • Ross Macdonald Award for body of work by a California writer, 2007., 2006-2007   
  • Best American Stories Selection, 2004 ("Tooth and Claw," from The New Yorker)., 2004-2005   
  • O.Henry Award, 2003 ("Swept Away," from The New Yorker)., 2003-2004   
  • 'Drop City' listed as a "Best Book of 2003" by Los Angeles Times Book Review, 2003  
  • Editors' Choice, New York Times Book Review, "Drop City" named as one of the nine best books of the year., 2003  
  • National Book Award Finalist, "Drop City," 2003., 2003  
  • The Southern California Booksellers' Prize for best fiction book of the year, 2002 ("After the Plague")., 2002-2003   
  • O. Henry Award, 2001 ("The Love of My Life," from The New Yorker)., 2000-2001   
  • O. Henry Award, 1999 ("The Underground Gardens," from The New Yorker)., 1999-2000   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, The Bernard Malamud Prize in Short Fiction from the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, 1999 ("T.C. Boyle Stories, Volume I of the Collected Stories)., 1999-2000   
  • Best American Stories Selection, 1997 ("Killing Babies," from The New Yorker)., 1997-1998   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Prix Medicis Etranger, Paris, for best novel of the year ("The Tortilla Curtain")., 1997-1998   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Howard D. Vursell Memorial Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters, for prose excellence, 1993., 1993-1994   
  • Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree, State University of New York, 1991., 1991-1992   
  • Editors' Choice, New York Times Book Review, one of 13 best books of the year, 1989 (If the River Was Whiskey)., 1989-1990   
  • O. Henry Award, 1989 ("The Ape Lady in Retirement," from The Paris Review., 1989-1990   
  • PEN Center West Literary Prize, best short story collection of the year, 1989 (If the River Was Whiskey)., 1989-1990   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Prix Passion Publishers' Prize, France, for best novel of the year, 1989 (Water Music)., 1989-1990   
  • Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal for Literature, best novel of the year, 57th Annual Awards, 1988 (World's End)., 1988-1989   
  • O. Henry Award, 1988 ("Sinking House," from The Atlantic)., 1988-1989   
  • Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, 1988  
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, PEN/Faulkner Novel of the Year Award for World's End, 1988  
  • Commonwealth Club of California's Silver Medal in Literature, 55th Annual Awards, 1986 (Greasy Lake)., 1986-1987   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, The Paris Review's John Train Humor Prize, 1984 ("The Hector Quesadilla Story"). , 1984-1985   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1977., 1983-1984   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, The Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, 1981 ("Mungo Among the Moors")., 1981-1982   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, St. Lawrence Award for Fiction, best short-story collection of the years, 1980 (Descent of Man)., 1979-1980   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1977., 1976-1977   
  • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines Fiction Award for the Short Story, 1977., 1976-1977   
  • Janalynn Bliss, Creative Writing Graduate Coordinator
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