27.05.2003 - T.C. Boyle

On September 3rd T.C. Boyle, one of America’s most important contemporary authors, will visit BorderKitchen. He is in The Netherlands to talk about his new book The Harder They Come which was recently published in Dutch as Wie storm zaait and was received with great enthusiasm in the US and Germany. T. Coraghessan Boyle has 24 books to his name and has won quite a few literary prizes, among which the PEN/Faulkner Prize for best book of the year (World’s End, 1988) and the PEN/Malamud Prize for his short stories. The author will be interviewed by Arjan Visser.

The Harder They Come is about the need for total independence and a thirst for violence, and how these go hand in hand. An analysis of American society ‘that is fraying at the edges’. Boyle knows how to put the finger on the pulse of time like no other.