Video from a Live Talks Los Angeles event with T.C. Boyle on September 27 at Track 16 at Bergamot Station. The inimitable and acclaimed writer returned to Live Talks LA with his newest and fourteenth novel, San Miguel. Boyle discussed writing, his new book San Miguel and answered questions. For more information on Live Talks Los Angeles, visit: livetalksla.org

Boyle’s latest, San Miguel is a soaring historical narrative about two families trying to start new lives on a windswept, near-desolate island just off the coast of southern California. Publishers Weekly says, “Boyle’s epic saga of struggle, loss, and resilience tackles Pacific pioneer history with literary verve….”

“Each day,” he says, “I try to enter another world and stay there until my mind gets fuzzy and I have to quit work till the next day. In the interim, whether I’m sitting miles out in the Sierras with a book , doing yard work, cooking dinner or pouring a glass of wine, the artistic questions and choices of the story or novel stay with me until I can sit down again at the computer the following morning and move forward.”

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