T. C. Boyle is the great chronicler in fiction of the social upheavals and cultural revolutions of the 20th century. Set in the 1960s, his new novel is Outside Looking In (2019), a tale of Harvard Ph.D. students whose lives veer out of control after they are drawn into the orbit of renowned psychologist and LSD enthusiast Timothy Leary. Born and raised in Peekskill, New York, Boyle is the author of 17 novels and more than 100 short stories. He received the PEN/Faulkner Award for World’s End (1987), which recounts 300 years in the history of a single family in Upstate New York. Drop City (2003), the tale of a California hippie commune that relocates to the wilds of Alaska, was a National Book Award finalist.
Mark Berger found his voice in a memoir writing class in 2012. He is the author of the forthcoming memoir from SUNY Press, Something’s Happening Here: A Sixties Odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock (May 2019).
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