Lunch with An Author: T.C. Boyle, Author of Blue Skies

June 4, 2024

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel

El Encanto’s Lunch with An Author invites notable authors and writers to bring their inspiring perspectives and love for books to new generations.

Your delightful afternoon will include a signed copy of the novel, a three-course lunch, coffee and tea, and complimentary valet parking.

T.Coraghessan Boyle is the author of thirty books of fiction, including, most recently, The Harder They Come(2015), The Terranauts (2016), The Relive Box (2017), Outside Looking In (2019), Talk To Me (2021) and I Walk Between the Raindrops (2022).  He received a Ph.D. degree in Nineteenth Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1974, and his B.A. in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968. He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978, where he is Distinguished Professor of English.  

His work has been translated into more than two dozen foreign languages, including German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Finnish, Farsi, Croatian, Turkish, Albanian, Vietnamese, Serbian and Slovene.  

His stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Paris Review, GQ, Antaeus, Granta and McSweeney’s, and he has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prise for best novel of the year (World’s End, 1988); the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story (T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999); and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France (The Tortilla Curtain, 1997). He currently lives near Santa Barbara with his wife and three children. 

Requires advanced reservations.

Lunch with An Author: T.C. Boyle, Author of Blue Skies

800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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