I recently had the distinct pleasure to speak with T.C. Boyle on the phone. It was a wonderful experience. Boyle has been one of my favorite writers for roughly half my life. We spoke for nearly an hour and at least a third of that was just us chatting. I felt like we clicked instantly, and the conversation flowed naturally from the very beginning. I am very thankful to Electric Literature for putting it together, and to Boyle himself for being so kind.