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Friday, November 03, 2006

Andrea Lee/T. Coraghessan Boyle Reading now available as download!

FINALLY! For those of us in all parts of the globe (outside of NYC), an opportunity to join the virtual world and download what we've all been waiting for: the 2006 New Yorker Festival reading by Andrea Lee and T. Coraghessan Boyle at the Cedar Lake Dance Studios in Chelsea!

Get yours here for $9.95 from (length: 1 hour 21 minutes).
This joint reading was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

Andrea Lee has been a contributor to The New Yorker for more than 20 years. Her books include the memoir Russian Journal, which was nominated for a National Book Award; the novel Sarah Phillips; and the story collection Interesting Women. Parts of all three books first appeared in The New Yorker. Her novel Lost Hearts in Italy was published in June 2006.

T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of 11 novels, including World's End and Drop City, and eight story collections, including Tooth and Claw, whose title story appeared in The New Yorker and was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2004. His novel Talk Talk came out in July 2006.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

THANKS TO EDWARD CHAMPION'S return of the reluctant: a blog in tenebrous standing

Click to listen (via MP3 - 30:13) to the bat segundo show #70 wherein Mr. Segundo and TCB discuss: "Multiple genders, Lawrence Durrell, on whether Talk Talk is a thriller, Anthony Burgess’ The Right to an Answer, Graham Greene, identity theft, Milton, paranoia, jail, Cassie Chadwick, biometrics, capitalist society, why Talk Talk is set in a contemporary setting, cell phones, strangers in New York, on T.C. Boyle’s site being hacked, private conversations vs. public conversations, responding to critics, manipulative movie trailers, Amazon, harsh critics, the pitfalls of tennis, the competitive nature of writing, on reaching audiences, Boyle film adaptations, commercialism, Boyle’s two existences, showing vs. telling, tattoos on women, fun in writing, egrets, the original appendix to Talk Talk, the 1980s band Talk Talk, and ASL."

Monday, October 09, 2006


From Critical Mass, the blog of the national book critics circle board of directors, comes Heller McAlpin's response to "What has been Your Favorite Reading?"
I had the good fortune to hear T. C[oraghessan] Boyle perform Friday night as part of The New Yorker Festival of Books. Boyle himself called it a performance, preferring that to the staid connotations of the classic literary reading. Boyle was generous and engaging not just to the audience, but to a jet-lagged Andrea Lee, just in from Torino, who shared the stage with him and read from her latest novel, "Lost Hearts in Italy." With his dual-toned frizz mop and red and black leather hi-tops, he put on a show few writers could hope to match. He delighted the audience instantly with an introductory riff on California road rage, and then launched into an animated reading of his ripped-from-the- headlines story, "La Conchita." During an unusually lively Q& A, one audience member asked whether he was an actor. Turns out -- no surprise -- he's one of the few writers who really enjoy reading to an audience -- even when people ask him political questions, or what's his point. "This is my point," he said, brandishing an imaginary book. "The book. What matters is the book."

Sunday, October 08, 2006


It's teeny weeny, but here is what zadeblog with links: cultural diary from NYC - arts, satire, events, the flitting mind had to say about making a fashionably late NYC entrance to the event:
Something had possessed me at the end to watch the finale of footwork by all three from the aisle through binoculars. the better to make a swift exit and chase down to Chelsea. There, I found T. Coraghessan Boyle, poet-in-perpetuity of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Californian though he might be nowadays, wearing a choker of beads much shorter than Maharaj's over a bright T-shirt and an unsalted butter colored jacket, and exlaining to Andrea Lee and everybody else at Cedar Lake Dance Studios that his writing life followed a certain rhythm, which made him intersperse novel writing with short story telling. Andrea Lee, who wore black, with turquoise pendant earrings, demurred and said that only short stories offered the possbility of perfection-- something like a bohl, thumri or a gat, I suppose...

Friday, October 06, 2006

2005 T. Coraghessan Boyle New Yorker Festival Reading available as download

If you, like a lot of us, couldn't make it to last year's New Yorker Festival for TCB's reading with David Bezmozgis, now you can have it as a download through This 1 hour and 24 minute piece can be yours for only $9.95, yes, that's right, $9.95 -- or free when you join the AudibleListener plan.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Yep, this is the week. Synchronize those timepieces. Only two more days until Mr. T. Coraghessan Boyle appears with Andrea Lee at the Cedar Lake Dance Studios in Chelsea. And, as of about ten minutes ago, Ticketmaster still had tickets available (anywhere from 1 to a maximum of 4) for T.'s appearance at the previously announced price of $16 + a ludicrous $4 "convenience charge". At this point, tickets will need to be held at the "will call" desk since there is not enough time for the Pony Express to get them to your mailbox before the reading.

By the way, we hear that emdashes will be posting reports about the Festival on her blog soon! It was thanks to her that we discovered that not only does The New Yorker publish short stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle -- it also has a cartoon captions winner by the name of T.C. Doyle!
Relaxed after a well-earned vacation and back in Park City, Utah, initialed editor and contest champ T.C. Doyle considers Chast, DeLay, hubris, Hemingway, canoes, the "crustacean-like, single-cell-looking objects" and curiously young leader in Gahan Wilson's drawing, and Doyle's non-doppelganger, T.C. Boyle, who has also been published in The New Yorker. In the very same issue, actually...

On to the strange coincidence of T.C. Doyle and T.C. Boyle appearing in the same issue of The New Yorker. Are you a fan of his writing? Any particular story or novel? I have not read his work.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Can it be? Tickets still left for T. Coraghessan Boyle reading at the New Yorker Fest?

According to this September 22, 2006 post in The Gothamist, it was then! Our crystal ball is foggy due to all of this rain, so contact Ticketmaster your own damn self!