On Saturday, April 18, the annual L.A. Times Festival of Books kicks off on the USC campus, and as part of the festivities the winners of this year’s L.A. Times Book Prizes will be revealed on Saturday evening. But one big winner has already been announced: novelist and short story writer T.C. Boyle will receive the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Beyond his many writing accolades, including penning the critically acclaimed books Drop City, The Tortilla Curtain, East Is East, The Road to Wellville, and most recently The Harder They Come, Boyle has been a longtime supporter and friend of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. He’s also been a frequent participant and honorary chair of the annual Book Drop Bash, including this year’s, which will take place on Saturday following the awards ceremony.
The Book Drop Bash is the official after-party of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, exclusively for Library Foundation Members and Los Angeles Times Festival Books authors. If you are not already a Library Foundation Member, you can still attend by becoming a Member today and receive your invitation for two to the Book Drop Bash!! For more information, please contact Membership Director Megan Hamilton at 213.292.6242 or [email protected].
Before we honor the work of T.C. Boyle this Saturday, listen to the podcast of his conversation at ALOUD from 2010 when he discussed his collection Wild Child as well as his novel The Women about the life of Frank Lloyd Wright. You can also check out his work from the Los Angeles Public Library.