Frequently Asked Questions
Book Reviews by TCB
Film & Video
Audio Files & Recordings
Foreign Language Editions
Odds & Ends
Readings & Tour Dates
Sandye's Message Board
- - - - -
AUDIO FILE INTERVIEWS, READINGS AND RECORDINGS
Kojo Nnamdi interviews T. Coraghessan Boyle about his new novel, A Friend of the Earth. Audio cassette tape also available for $5 members, $10 non-members. See website for details. ("Public Interest," WAMU-FM, Washington, D.C., 13 September 2000)T. Coraghessan Boyle talks with Vin Scelsa on the eve of the publication of A Friend of the Earth ("Idiot's Delight" Listener Audio Archives, WNEW-FM, New York, NY, 10 September 2000)
"The Connection with Christopher Lydon," WMUR-Radio, Boston, 12 September 2000, 11:06 pm-midnight. Click here to listen to T. Coraghessan Boyle discuss "A Friend of the Earth" in this 54 minute interview in Real Audio. An audio tape can be purchased from the same website for $15.
Ever had an audio tour of a garden before? Visit the archives of National Public Radio and join Morning Edition's Ketzel Levine as she takes us on a tour of T. Coraghessan Boyle's "jungle" garden, wandering with Tom through the chaos which is his garden, an unruly congregation of native plants, eucalyptus trees and migrating butterflies on the eve of the publication of A Friend of the Earth, 14 July 2000.
Bay TV - Bookmark; Host: Barbara Lane. interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle in Real Audio, approximately 11 minutes long. Scroll down to "Past Guests - AUDIO/VIDEO", find "T.C. Boyle" and click "Go". [T.C. Boyle Stories] (no date)
Complete Cast Listings Announced for "Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story", presented by KCRW and the J. Paul Getty Museum, April 29-May 2, 1999.
Bookworm (KCRW, Los Angeles); Host: Michael Silverblatt, interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle in Real Audio, approximately 16 minutes, describing the styles and attitudes that have earned him a trademark in the writing of short stories [T.C. Boyle Stories] , 4 March 1999.
Michael Interviews T. Coraghessan Boyle Sporting his underwear (briefs) author T.C. Boyle talks with Michael about his latest novel, "Riven Rock," the story of a schizophrenic sexual maniac, his life, his wife, and his monkeys. Michael finds out how difficult it is to write from the perspective of a catatonic man, and why there won't be any sushi bars in the future. Listen in and learn how to say "Coraghessan" and why T. C. Boyle left it off the book jacket. Michael Feldman's WhadYaKnow, notmuch.com, 28 February 1998.
T.C. Boyle talks about Riven Rock, "Public Interest", WAMU-FM, host Frank Stasio; 1pm, 12 February 1998. To order tape, call (202) 885-1200, press "0". One hour tape is $10. Give date and hour of program, along with topic. Pay by credit card. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
"The Sound of Writing." Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio Cassettes, 1990, SW-890709.01/01-C. Contains "The Little Chill" by T. Coraghessan Boyle and "Overcoat" Originally broadcast as an episode of the radio program, "The Sound of Writing." The stories are written especially for the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project and The Sound of Writing. Host: Alan Cheuse.
Excerpts from "Water Music" read by T. Coraghessan Boyle (mungopark.com)--Sandye's note: it's all too brief for me!
Hinter Deiner Schulter geht die Welt unter: Tone zu Texten von T.C. Boyle. Swiss CD recording of a collection of 10 short stories by T.C. Boyle accompanied by musicians from Switzerland. The track "Stones In My Passway, Hellhound On My Trail" describes the death of Robert Johnson. It's read by no-one else than the author himself! It's the only english-spoken contribution on the album, all the other stories were translated to german and read by German actor Rainer Zur Linde. The music that was written especially for this CD covers a wide range of styles: there are string quartets, the blues, electronic music -there's even a performance with a book. The CD is out on now on Kein & Aber-records, Zürich and should be available in all good record and book shops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This page contains a photograph of the album cover and complete list of stories and production credits (in German).
A Real Audio clip from Hinter Deiner Schulter geht die Welt unter, the Swiss CD of T.C. Boyle's short stories read with music; scroll down page till you reach "T.C. Boyle"
"T. Coraghessan Boyle reads from 'Budding Prospects' and talks about marijuana growing in California, and the comic narrative voice." Columbia, MO: American Audio Prose Library (1983?). One 30 minute audio cassette; from the series, "A Moveable Feast," interviewer, Tom Vitale.
If the River Was Whiskey, read by T. Coraghessan Boyle, 2 cassettes, 180 minutes, © 1990, ISBN 1-55927-353-4. Side 1-Sorry, Fugu; Side 2-Modern Love; Zapatos; Side 3- Hard Sell; Peace of Mind; Side 4 - The Miracle at Balllinspittle; If the River Was Whiskey. Caedmon, an imprint of Harper Audio,10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022; phone: 212/207-7790 OR 800/242-7737.
East Is East, abridged, read by T. Coraghessan Boyle. 2 cassettes, 180 minutes, © 1990, ISBN 1-55994-270-3. Caedmon, an imprint of Harper Audio,10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022; phone: 212/207-7790 OR 800/242-7737.
The Road to Wellville, abridged, read by T. Coraghessan Boyle, 2 cassettes, 180 minutes, ISBN 0-45300826-7, $16. Penguin HighBridge, distributed by Penguin USA, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 phone: 212/366-2008
Tortilla Curtain, abridged, read by T. Coraghessan Boyle, $16.95, ISBN 1-55927-353-4. Audio Renaissance, 5858 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 205, Los Angeles, CA 90036 phone: 213/939-1846
"T. Coraghessan Boyle reads from his historical epic, "World's End," and talks about history and fiction in the Hudson River Valley." Columbia, MO: American Audio Prose Library (1988). One 30 minute audio cassette; from the series, "A Moveable Feast," interviewer, Tom Vitale.
End, abridged, read by T. Coraghessan Boyle, 2 cassettes, 180 minutes,
$15.95, ISBN 1-55994-209-6. Caedmon, an imprint of Harper Audio,10 East
53rd St., New York, NY 10022; phone: 212/207-7790 OR 800/242-7737.
--Sandye Utley, Cincinnati, Ohio
Last Page Update: 30 May 2001