Category Archives: TC Boyle

Author Interview with T.C. Boyle

TC Boyle

I can look back and see that right from the beginning my principal concerns have been biological and environmental (my first book, a collection of stories, is called Descent of Man, after all). On the surface, The Tortilla Curtain, may be about illegal immigration from Mexico, but the subtext explores our species’ impact on the environment. And, of course, in 2000, I published A Friend of the Earth, which deals with global warming and the ethics of ecotage.

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What Do You Look Forward to Reading in the New Year?

New fiction by David Treuer and TC Boyle made the Huffington Post’s most anticipated reads of 2015.

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Opening the Discussion on Environment through Fiction

TC Boyle was recently announced as 2014’s The Henry David Thoreau Prize recipient. The award is given annually to nature writers. Although, TC Boyle writes primarily fiction his themes on the effects of global warming (A Friend of the Earth), or invasive animals (When the Killing’s Done) can open discussions around how the environment is evolving and or degrading. TC Boyle pointed out in his interview with USC News, that environmentalist have had positive responses to his books, feeling they reached a different audience that normally wouldn’t discuss environmental problems.

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