The Tortilla Curtain summary will explain about plot and content that you should know about this book. Before going further, few things are important to understand. It is a novel written by American author, T.C. Boyle. He published The Tortilla Curtain in 1995. Besides this book, he also has several written works, such as short stories, novels, and other books. In 1997, this novel received award from French Prix Medicis Etanger as the best foreign novel.