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Audio Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle

In this 1985 interview, T. Coraghessan Boyle lists his extensive educational background, and discusses the inspirations for some of the short stories in Greasy Lake. He also informs Don Swaim about the differences in writing novels vs. short stories, which type of literature he prefers to write, and what life is like for a writer living in Los Angeles. Boyle is the author of Descent of Man and Budding Prospects, as well as the recipient of many awards.

Listen to the T. Coraghessan Boyle interview with Don Swaim, May 21, 1985
(23 min. 32 sec.)

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In this 1987 interview with Don Swaim, T.Coraghessan Boyle discusses his book Worlds End and his previous novels Budding Prospects, Greasy Lake and Water Music. He also discusses aspects of being a professor as well as novelist.

Listen to the T. Coraghessan Boyle interview with Don Swaim, October 23, 1987
(22 min. 32 sec.)

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T.C. Boyle discusses his trip to Japan to research his main character, Hiro, for his novel East is East. He also discusses the book in which he is currently working, based on Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. He discusses the process of writing and researching as well as his job teaching at the University of South Carolina in this 1990 interview with Don Swaim.

Listen to the T. Coraghessan Boyle interview with Don Swaim, October 3, 1990
(28 min. 08 sec.)

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For many years most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. Wired for Books is proud to webcast these interviews in RealAudio.

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