Tortilla Curtain Author Participates in ITV Reading, Discussion

T.C. Boyle, author of The Tortilla Curtain, will present a reading from his book and participate in a live discussion with campus and community members via interactive television (ITV) on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The event is part of the “One Book, One Community” program. It is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.


The two-way, interactive broadcast will enable both the audience and Boyle to see and hear each other. Deanna Hemmila (Alumni Operations) and Jim Schiffer (English) will moderate the discussion. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance to the program Web site. For those unable to attend, streaming video will be available during and after the event through a link on the same Web site.

The “One Book, One Community” program encourages the Marquette County and NMU communities to read the same book this fall and to come together to discuss it in a variety of events. The Tortilla Curtain is a novel that examines the social and political aspects of illegal immigration.

Boyle has authored 19 fiction books and has published short stories in several magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, Playboy and GQ. Among the literary awards he received is the PEN/Faulkner Foundation Bernard Malamud Short Fiction Prize in 1999, for T.C. Boyle Stories, the Collected Stories. He lives near Santa Barbara, Calif., with his wife and three children. For more information on the author, visit T.C. Boyle.

The final "One Book, One Community" book discussion, featuring Les Wong and others, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Whitman Commons.


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