T.C. Boyle in the news…at Live Talks LA on Sept 27…

We’re excited to have T.C. Boyle back at Live Talks Los Angeles.  We host Boyle at Track 16 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica on Thursday, September 27th. We last hosted him in 2011, and here’s the video.  Hector Tobar reviews Boyle’s latest — his 14th novel — in the Los Angeles Times (September 16).  Here are come excerpts…

San Miguel Island is a real place, the westernmost of the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. In Boyle’s book, it’s a patch of earth beyond the end of the western frontier, a place where the mythical western ethos makes its last stand.

“Terra incognita,” one of his characters calls it. “Terra insolita … the last scrap of land the continent had to offer, an island tossed out in the ocean like an afterthought.”

“San Miguel” tells the story of the people who lived there in the final decade of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th. They raise sheep, living an often-harsh existence amid seals, eagles and storms that sweep in from the Pacific.

…”San Miguel” is the prolific Boyle’s 14th novel. As always, he fills his pages with wonderfully precise character studies and lush descriptions of the physical landscape.

…For lovers of California literature especially, “San Miguel” will be a welcome addition to their reading lists

September 27 — An Evening with T.C. Boyle

Thursday, September 27, 2012
8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with T.C. Boyle
discussing his new novel, San Miguel

Track 16 at Bergamot Station
2525 Michican Avenue, Bldg. C-1
Santa Monica, CA


$20, $40 includes Boyle’s book,
$34 signed book purchase only (shipping included to US destinations)
$95 includes the book + pre-event reception 

The inimitable and acclaimed writer returns to Live Talks LA with his newest and fourteenth novel, San Miguel 

See a book trailer for T.C. Boyle’s San Miguel.

Boyle’s latest, San Miguel is a soaring historical narrative about two families trying to start new lives on a windswept, near-desolate island just off the coast of southern California.  Publishers Weekly says, “Boyle’s epic saga of struggle, loss, and resilience tackles Pacific pioneer history with literary verve….”

Hear the prolific Boyle read from and discuss this latest book, along with his writing process, and his thoughts on living the literary life.

“Each day,” he says, “I try to enter another world and stay there until my mind gets fuzzy and I have to quit work till the next day.  In the interim, whether I’m sitting miles out in the Sierras with a book , doing yard work, cooking dinner or pouring a glass of wine, the artistic questions and choices of the story or novel stay with me until I can sit down again at the computer the following morning and move forward.”


* Proceeds from tickets to the reception support the upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles emerging voices/authors series of events that commence in 2013.

$20, $40 includes Boyle’s book,
$95 includes pre-event reception (6:00-7:00pm) plus book