Acclaimed Writers’ Workshop alum T.C. Boyle returns to Iowa City

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author T.C. Boyle will visit Iowa City to read from his acclaimed works during a free, public event at the Englert Theatre.

During the event, which will take place on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Boyle will read “The Lie” from his short story collection, Wild Child, which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Boyle is best known for The Tortilla Curtain, The Road to Wellville, World’s End, and several other award-winning novels and short story collections. His work tackle themes like environmentalism, fanaticism, and the unintended consequences of technology.

This event is free, but guests are asked to register in advance by visiting Attendees can join the event in-person or via livestream.

Boyle will also be at FilmScene on Wednesday, May 4, for a screening of the 1994 film adaptation of his book The Road to Wellville. A discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the film showing around 6:50 p.m.

Learn more about T.C. Boyle and his latest novel, Talk to Me, by reading this Q&A with Iowa Magazine.

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement, UI Lecture Committee, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature are proud to present this program.

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