PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Peekskill’s T. Coraghessan Boyle!
Thomas Coraghessan Boyle, who was born in Peekskill, turns 67 on Wednesday.
Boyle, also known as T.C. Boyle; a novelist and short story writer, was born Dec. 2, 1948. Since the mid-1970s, he has published fourteen novels and more than 100 short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988, for his third novel, "World's End," which recounts 300 years in upstate New York. Many of Boyle's novels and short stories explore the baby boom generation, its appetites, joys, and addictions. In addition to "World's End" (1987, winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction); his novel's include "The Road to Wellville" (1993); and "The Tortilla Curtain: (1995, winner of France's Prix Médicis étranger).
He is a distinguished professor of English at the University of Southern California. Boyle has published eight collections of short stories, including "Descent of Man" (1979), "Greasy Lake": (1985), "If the River was Whiskey" (1989), and "Without a Hero" (1994). His short stories regularly appear in the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly and Playboy, as well as on the radio show, Selected Shorts.