The Salon Presents: T.C. Boyle

Event has passed (Mon Oct 31, 2016 - Mon Oct 31, 2016)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
3:00 p.m.


The Salon, dedicated to presenting the best of today’s literary writers in an intimate setting, welcomes master storyteller T.C. Boyle for a reading and conversation about his latest book. The Terranauts is a hilarious, incisive deep-dive into human behavior through the eyes of a small group of people voluntarily sealed inside a glass enclosure designed to serve as a prototype for a possible off-earth colony, who become entangled in much more than the game of survival. Tickets are very limited for this event, which includes culinary delights from local purveyors.

Tom Coraghessan Boyle is the author of twenty-five books of fiction, including The Harder They Come, San Miguel and World’s End. Among many honors and awards, he has received the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Malamud Award and the Prix Médicis Étranger. His stories have won accolades for their irony and black humor, for their verbal pyrotechnics, for their fascination with everything bizarre and queasy, and for the razor-sharp way in which they dissect America’s obsession with image and materialism. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

“Boyle’s stories reveal truths about modern life while still feeling beautifully invented…he conceives all kinds of vivid situations and confidently inhabits men and women across a range of ages and ethnicities…he is always enjoyable, virtually incapable of dullness or slack sentences.”
– New York Times Book Review