Fiction novelist T. Coraghessan Boyle event rescheduled for March

September 20, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A lecture by internationally recognized author T. Coraghessan Boyle planned as part of the Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series has been moved from this week to the spring.

Boyle, who has authored more than 20 fiction novels, was forced to postpone his scheduled talk Thursday (Sept. 23) at Purdue. He will now speak at 7 p.m. March 29 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. It will be free and open to the public.

Boyle's most recent novels include "Talk Talk" in 2006, "The Women" in 2009 and  "Wild Child" this year. His next work, "When the Killing's Done," will soon be released.

His stories have appeared in national and international magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, GQ and McSweeney's.

The Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture series began in 2005 to bring people with notable creative and intellectual achievements to speak at the university. In addition to Purdue Libraries, this year's sponsors include the Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts, Department of English and master of fine arts program in creative writing.

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077,

Source: Judy Schumaker, 765-494-7987,