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Adams, Elizabeth.  "An Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle."  Chicago Review 37. 2-3 (1991): 51-63.

Adler, Laura Reynolds.  Turning Fact into Fiction [Riven Rock.] First Person, BookPage February 1998.

Ang, Audra.  "Author, Professor, Eco-Conscious."  Assocoated Press 18 October 2000.

Appell, David.  Earthquakes, Critics and the 600 Nitro: An Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle. Hayden's Ferry Review  Issue 18, Spring/Summer 1996.

Bauer, Marilyn.  A Modern-day friend of Earth.   Environmental News Network  20 November 2000 <>

Benz, Jill (editor).  Interview. Turnstile 1.2 (1988).

Brady, Thomas J.  "Earthly Disaster; A Fiction for 2025."  Philadelphia Inquirer 31 August 2000.

Brinkley-Rogers, Paul.  "Renegade Writer; Boyle Mixes Weirdness, Normality."  The Arizona Republic 8 July 1993.  ["The Road to Wellville" tour.]

Brisick,  William.  "T. Coraghessan Boyle:  his ambitious new novel draws on the early history of the Hudson River Valley as well as its recent politics - and he expects it to be a breakthrough book.   Publishers Weekly 232 (9 October 1987): 71-72. 

Chase, Brill.  "Like, Chill." Los Angeles 38 (April 1993): 80-2+.

Cheng, Terrence and Anthony Spaeth.  "Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle."  Crazyhorse 51 (Winter 1996): 84-96.

Ciotti, Paul.  "The Doctor is 'In'; T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ph.D., Is a Former Juvenile Delinquent Turned USC Professor Whose Books Have Been Getting Rave Reviews.  As He Will Be the First to Tell You."  Los  Angeles Times Magazine 3 August 1986.

Coffin, Justin D.  20 Questions - T. Coraghessan Boyle,  [Riven Rock].  Philadelphia City Paper Interactive  26 February 1998.

Crumm, David.  "The Man Who Invented Wellville."  Detroit Free Press 28 October 1994.

Daurer, Gregory.  A Conversation with T. Coraghessan Boyle.  12 December 2000. <>

Daurer, Gregory.  "The HIGH TIMES Interview: T.C. Boyle."  "One of the most creative fiction writers working today, T.C. Boyle has penned The Road to Wellville, Riven Rock and the marijuana classic Budding Prospects, which he reveals will soon be made into a motion
picture."  High Times 286  (June 1999).

DeCurtis, Anthony.  "A Punk's Past Recaptured."  Rolling Stone 14 January 1988: 54-7.

DeCurtis, Anthony.  "Rocking My Life Away: Writing about Music and Other Matters." Duke University Press, 348 p. (contains the Rolling Stone interview listed above.)

Denina, Chris.  Will the Real Boyle Please Stand Up?  [Riven Rock.] USC Daily Trojan Diversions 132: 27 (7 October 1997).

Die eingige Hoffnung ist, das wir irgendwann aussterban; T.C. Boyle uber tolerante First Ladies, Bier in langen Unterhosen und die wachsende Bedeutungslosigkeit von Schriftstellern in den USA [German interview: Riven Rock.] Frankfurter Rundschau 20 July 1998.

Dudar, Helen.  "The Maximalist Novelist."  The Wall Street Journal  5 November 1990.

Durchholz, Daniel.  Full Boyle.  St. Louis Riverfront Times Online  10 February 1999. <>  T. Coraghessan Boyle discusses his fat--and fascinating--collection of short fiction, "The Collected Stories."

Ferrell, David.  Doomed, but Never at a Loss for WordsLos Angeles Times  28 April 2001.  <>

Freitag, Michael.  "Growing Up a Pampered Punk."  New York Times Book Review  92  (27 September 1987): 53.

Friend, Tad.  "Rolling Boyle." New York Times Magazine 9 December 1990: 50+.

Frumkes, Lewis Burke.  "A Conversation with T. Coraghessan Boyle."  The Writer 112.10 (October 1999): 26-8.

Fry, Donn.  "Boyle Cultivates Stereotypes in Work and Life."  Seattle Times 26 September 1990.

Galante, Gisèle.  Je suis un punk et je le resteraiParis Match  fevrier 2000.

Garbarino, Steve.  "Talking with T. Coraghessan Boyle; The Cult of the Flake."  Newsday 27 June 1993.

Gathman, Roger.  Fifth Annual Texas Book Festival: T.C. BoyleAustin Chronicle  10 November 2000.  <>

Gilstrap, Peter.  "Novelist with a Twist; T. Coraghessan Boyle Has Big Talent, Big Goals & a Way of Standing Out."  An interview at Ben's Chili Bowl.  The Washington Post  5 July 1993. ["The Road to Wellville" tour]

Gottlieb, Alan.  "A Happy Pessimist Searches for Meaning, Truth."  Denver Post 22 October 2000.

Gottlieb, Alan.  Unedited Transcript of Interview for "A Friend of the Earth."

Gray, Lynn.  "An Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle."  Short Story Review 5:2 (Spring 1988): 2-3, 6.

Grondahl, Paul.  "Haunting Literature, Ghostly Tradition Still Lingers Along Hudson."  Albany Times Union  25 October 1987. 

Grondahl, Paul.  "Author Returning to Hudson Valley to Read Works."  Albany Times Union18 October 1988.

Hall, Rob.  "An Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle."  Hayden's Ferry Review 18(Spring 1987): 108-116.

Handschuh, Judith.  Author  Boyle's answers will give readers a taste of his brilliant use of language as a well as a glimpse at the way he crafts his work.

Handschuh, Judith.  Author   Here she interviews him about his latest book, T.C. BOYLE STORIES. Hear what he has to say about why he grouped the stories as he did, why he chose to publish this work now, and what he thinks about the craft of writing being taught. 

Harshaw, Tobin.  The Uses of HistoryNew York Times Book Review  25 April 1995.

Hartigan, Patti.  "A literary hooligan grows up; But T. Coraghessan Boyle knows his new novel [Tortilla Curtain] will make more trouble."  Boston Globe  24 September 1995.

Heebner, Mary.  Interview with T. Coraghessan BoyleMungo Park Website. 4 November 1999.  < page= wildlit/tcset.asp>.  Interview with the author about "Water Music."

Hughes, John.  "T.C. Boyle Has No Apologies for 'Tortilla Curtain'."   Sacramento Bee 24 September 1995.

Hurwitz, Seth and Andrew Porter.  "T.C. Boyle Talks Art and Tacos with Mild 7."  Mild7 Website  <>

Immigration, Politik und die Kunst, das zu tun, was keiner erwarter!  German web interview [Tortilla Curtain].  Snap, Popsprite  no date.

Jenks, Tom.  "How Writers Live Today."  Esquire 104 (August 1985): 123-127.

Kaplan, David.  "All Is 'Wellville' for This Witty Novelist."  Houston Post 25 July 1993.

Lamberti, Patricia.  Interview: Other Voices.  <> No date.

Lappin, Tom.  Read an interview with TCB about the Tortilla Curtain in Text Mex.The Scotsman 10  November 1995.

Alexandra Lauterbacher interviewt T.C. Boyle.  Wahnsinn - Made in USA: Literatur-Punk T.C. Boyle erzählt von Liebe zwischen Frauenhaß und PsychiatriePlayboy 1998.

Lemons, Stephen.  The Death of John Lennon: Remembering December 8, 1980. <> 8 December 2000.

Lyons, Bonnie and Bill Oliver, Editors. Passion and Craft: Conversations With Notable Writers.University of Illinois Press, 1998: 42-59.  [ISBN 0-252-02387-0; cloth; $39.95]; [ISBN 0-252-06687-1; paper; $19.95]

Madrigal, Alix.  "Boyle's Crackling Look at the Corn Flake King."  San Francisco Chronicle  6 June 1993.

Marchand, Phillip.  "Author's Ability to Entertain Honed by Teaching High School."  Toronto Star 12 June 1994. ["Without a Hero" tour.]

Matousek, Mark.  "T. Coraghessan Boyle Plays 20 Questions with Mark Matousek."  Interview  18:1 (January 1988): 91.

mild7's conversation with T. C. Boyle by Seth Hurwitz & Andrew Porter.

Miller, Bryan.  Seduced, gastronomically speakingNew York Times Book Review 14 May  1989: 33. 

Interview with T.C. Boyle: The Novelist Talks to "Mungo Park" - about adventurous fools, notorious scamps and the line where invention meets reality (

Neubauer, Alexander.  "T. Coraghessan Boyle."  Conversations on Writing Fiction. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994: 20-37.

Nichols, John."Novelist, Satirist, Canoeist on Lake Mendota." [Tortilla Curtain.]  Madison Capital Times  20 October 1995.

Peabody, Richard.  "Wisecracking with T. Coraghessan Boyle."  Gargoyle 17-18 (1981): 36-39.

Peltner, Arndt.  Pissen aus großer Höhe. T.C. Boyles neues Buch "Riven Rock" handelt von einem Mann, der für Sex alles riskiert. Prädestiniert das einen Autor zu Kommentaren über den Penis des amerikanischen Präsidenten? Die Tageszeitung 19.06.1998.

Penzel, Matthias.  T. C. Boyle, "America" - Der Saloppe von Santa Barbara.  Talent und Technik, Politik und Satire...und seinen zum Zeitpunkt des Interviews geplanten Roman - Riven Rock, [German web interview]   Carpe Librum  no date.

Perry, Susan K.   Writing in Flow .  (Writer's Digest Books, 1999) Writers at any level of experience will benefit from Perry's insight into creativity and the mental process that occurs during the act of writing. This book gets right into the heads of 76 regularly published, successful writers, including T. Coraghessan Boyle.

Plimpton, George (with additional material by Elizabeth Adams).  "T. Coraghessan Boyle: The Art of Fiction CLXI."  Paris Review 155 (Summer 2000): 100-126.

A Question for T. Coraghessan Boyle.  New York Times Book Review 16 July 1995.

Regardie, Jon.  Boyle's Life: Montecito's Favorite Author Comes to Terms with Planet L.A. LosAngeles Magazine October 2000.

Rettberg, Scott.  Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle.   Includes extensive section on T.C. Boyle Stories.  15 December 1998. 

Rodriguez, Bill.  "Confessions of a Megalomaniac: T.C. Boyle, Novelist."  Providence Phoenix 29 (April 1993): <>.

Schnabel, Sabine.   Basically, I'm a Sophisticated Guy; Interview with T. C. Boyle About the Future, Declining Sperm Counts, and His Latest Novel [Tortilla Curtain]. Twin Peaks: Issue 4 1997.

Schröder, Markus.  Nice guys finish last : Sozialkritik in den Romanen T. Coraghessan Boyle. Essen : Verlag Die Blaue Eule, ©1997.  266 p. : ill. ISBN 3-892-06840-2.  Includes an interview in English with  T. Coraghessan Boyle.  Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-254) and index. 

Shelden, Michael.  "Just an old-fashioned novelist at heart: Michael Shelden meets the upstanding, taxpaying punk novelist, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and is intrigued by his flamboyant showmanship."   London Daily Telegraph 11 November 1995.

Siciliano, Jana.  Author 24 November 2000.  Join's Jana Siciliano as she travels through Boyle's vibrant and intriguing landscape of the mind. Find music has helped him with the rhythm of words and language, about his literary kinship to Charles Dickens, how he came to embrace California, and much more.

Silverblatt, Michael.  "The Well Read Reveler."  Los Angeles Times 5 December 1993.

Simon, Jeff.  "T.C. Boyle on His Life's Stories: 70 and Counting."  The Buffalo News 13 December 1998.

Singer, Dale.  "Literature's Messiah; Novelist T. Coraghessan Boyle Wants You to Read His Books - and Everyone Else's." [Tortilla Curtain.]  St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1 November 1995.

Sipchen, Bob.  "The Wise Guy; No One Escapes the Sting Of Writer T. Coraghessan Boyle's Satire. This Time, Rich Angelinos -- a Breed He's Quite Familiar with -- Are the Ones Feeling It."  [Tortilla Curtain.]  Los Angeles Times  20 August 1995.

Smith, Joan.  "Writing Makes His Blood Boyle; Lyrical Satirist Aims for Celebrity Status."  San Francsico Examiner  25 September 1991.

Smith, Wendy.  "Talking with T. Coraghessan Boyle; A Cheerful Egomaniac."  Newsday 8 March 1998.  ["Riven Rock" tour.]

Spanberg, Eric.  Turn of the Century SchizoCreative Loafing Online  14 February 1998. <> Review of "Riven Rock" with interview about Santa Barbara and Stanley McCormick.

Stanton, David.  "T. Coraghessan Boyle."  Poets and Writers 18 (January/February 1990): 29-34.

Summerhill, Brad.  "T. Coraghessan Boyle: A Conversation."  Another Chicago Magazine 31 (1996): 182-96.

Tan, H.H.  "T. Coraghessan Boyle on Writing."  Writer's Digest 1 August 1996.

Tombeur, Jef.  An Unpublished Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle.  April 1989.

Ulin, David L.  "Some Writers Are Still Alive: An Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle." Bloomsbury Review  November/December 1989: 4-5, 16.

Ulin, David L.  "History's Rewrite Man; Guided by the Belief that Fiction Can Illuminate the Past, Novelist T.C. Boyle Mines Montecito Lore in His New Book."  Los Angeles Times  26 February 1998.

Weber, Bruce.  "Novel Appeal." New York Times: Fashions of the Times Supplement 19 March 1989: 57+

Weeks, Jerome.  "Running Amok in the Swamps of Satire; That's Where This Literary Wildman Feels at Home." The Dallas Morning News  19 November 1991.  ["World's End" tour.]

Weingarten, Marc.  Time After Time. Scrawl 19 (Spring 1998).  Interviewed during the "Riven Rock"  tour, this piece touches upon appropriating historical characters for novels and stories, L-O-V-E, loyalty, and betrayal. <>

Widemann, Dominique.  "Le Cas d'oncle Tom."  LeWeb d'Humanite.  30 mai 1997. <>.

Yost, Chryss.  "The Face on The Tortilla Curtain; Novelist T.C. Boyle Raises a Ruckus." Santa Barbara Independent August 3-15, 2002, Vol. 16, No. 820.

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