T.C. Boyle interview in the Wall Street Journal…
Fun interview with T.C. Boyle in the Speakeasy column in the Wall Street Journal. T.C. Boyle joins at Live Talks Los Angeles at Track 16 in Santa Monica this Thursday, March 3. Hope to see you there…Here’s an excerpt:
What made you want to write a historical novel with such a similar setting?
I’m trying a realistic novel because I haven’t done it before. I just don’t want to bore myself and, by extension, my readers, by repeating myself. Readers get very passionate about one book or story or mode, and they’re always on my Web page saying why don’t you write more stories like “Descent of Man”? And I’m saying, if I did nobody would be reading them, because we would have both shot ourselves from boredom. The artists whom I most admire are constantly stretching themselves and doing different things. Like the late John Updike. He wrote in many modes.