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A literary exploration at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
A literary exploration at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Author T.C. Boyle was talking about his development as a writer. He explained that his first book, 1982's "Water Music," explored human relationships with the Earth. But he said that after having published 25 books he's still trying to tackle a philosophical question that goes back to the beginning: Why are we all here? "I hope to continue writing books until I find out, and then I'll let you all know," he told the audience. Boyle was one of dozens of novelists, historians, political writers, biographers and journalists who discussed and answered questions about their books to the delight of thousands of bibliophiles attending the first day of the...

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