Episode 43 – An Evening with T.C. Boyle


In Episode 43 of the PEN/Faulkner Podcast, we present an evening with novelist T.C. Boyle, who read from his newest novel, The Harder They Come, and spoke in conversation with Michelle Brafman.

T.C. Boyle is the author of twenty-five books of fiction, including San Miguel and T.C. Boyle Stories II. Among many honors and awards, he has received the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and the Prix Médicis Étranger. A professor of English at the University of Southern California, he lives near Santa Barbara, California.

Michelle Brafman is the author of We Named Them All: Stories and Washing the Dead. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Slate, Tablet, and The Washington Post. She teaches fiction writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program.


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Thank you to Benedict Kupstas and Field Guides for donating the music used in this episode. Listen here to Field Guides’ album Boo, Forever.