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March 5, 2012
T.C. Boyle, a best-selling author of 22 books of fiction, will share his experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, as the final featured lecturer of Northwest Missouri State University's 2011-12 Distinguished Lecture Series.
Boyle most recently wrote “When the Killing's Done,” “Wild Child” and “The Women.” His work has been translated into more than two dozen languages and his stories have appeared in numerous major American magazines, including The New Yorker. Boyle is the recipient of a number of literary awards including the PEN/Faulkner prize for best novel of the year for “World’s End” and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France “The Tortilla Curtain.” He is a distinguished professor of English at the University of Southern California.
He received a doctorate degree in 19th century British literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974 and a Bachelor of Arts in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968.
In addition to giving an evening lecture, Boyle will visit Northwest students in an Introduction to Creative Writing course as well as the Northwest Honors Program during the afternoon of March 14.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is designed to enhance the academic environment through individual discipline and interdisciplinary topics. Supported by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Campus Activities, the series offers the Northwest and Maryville communities opportunities to hear from extraordinary individuals who come from around the globe. Scholars, world travelers and leaders in their fields visit the Northwest campus to share their wisdom, insight and experiences.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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