With T. Coraghessan Boyle, Joyce Carol Oates, and George Saunders. Moderated by Deborah Treisman.
T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of thirteen novels, including World's End, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, and When the Killing's Done, which came out in February. He has published nine story collections, including Tooth and Claw, whose title story appeared in The New Yorker and was included in "The Best American Short Stories 2004."
Joyce Carol Oates has published numerous novels and story collections, most recently Give Me Your Heart. A Widow's Story: A Memoir, part of which first appeared in The New Yorker, came out in February. She has received the National Book Award and the National Humanities Medal, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
George Saunders has written three story collections, including In Persuasion Nation; an illustrated novella, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil; and The Braindead Megaphone, a collection of essays, many of which were first published in The New Yorker. His story "Home" appeared in the June 13th & 20th Summer Fiction Issue.
Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor of The New Yorker.
T. Coraghessan Boyle
T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of twenty books of fiction, including, most recently, After the Plague (2001), Drop City (2003), The Inner Circle (2004), Tooth and Claw (2005), The Human Fly (2005), Talk Talk (2006), and The Women (2009). He received a Ph.D. degree in Nineteenth Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and his B.A. in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968. He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978. His work has been translated into more than two dozen foreign languages, including German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Finnish and Farsi. His stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Paris Review, GQ, Antaeus, Granta and McSweeney's, and he has been the recipient of a number of literary awards. He currently lives near Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates is the author of many novels, including "Them," "Black Water," "We Were the Mulvaneys," and, most recently, "Little Bird of Heaven" and "A Fair Maiden." Her new story collection, "Sourland," is out in September and contains "Pumpkin Head," which originally appeared in The New Yorker. She has received the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.
George Saunders has written three story collections, including "In Persuasion Nation"; an illustrated novella, "The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil"; and "The Braindead Megaphone," a collection of essays, many of which were first published in The New Yorker. His new story collection, "The Tenth of December," comes out next year.
Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor of The New Yorker. This year, she won the Maxwell E. Perkins Award for distinguished achievement in the field of fiction.