T.C. Boyle ends three-decade run with publisher

NEW YORK (AP) — T.C. Boyle is turning the page: After nearly 30 years with Viking Penguin, the prize-winning author is switching to an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Boyle has agreed to release his next two novels through Ecco, which also has published books by Richard Ford, Joyce Carol Oates and Patti Smith. Ecco announced Monday that Boyle's next novel, "The Harder They Come," will come out in March 2015.

Boyle's editor at Viking, Paul Slovak, told The Associated Press that he and the author's agent could not agree to terms. He praised Boyle for having a "dazzling, exuberant" literary voice and wished him success.

Starting in the mid-1980s, Boyle had published 13 novels and nine story collections with Viking. Boyle's best known books include "World's End," ''Drop City" and "The Road to Wellville."

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