Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Brilliant Careerism, part 12

My novel THE O'BRIENS is now out in the US and various things are happening:

An interview on KRTS Marfa NPR ("Radio for a Wide Range") will broadcast on Friday March 16 at 10am Central Daylight Time (11am Eastern) and 630pm Central (7:30 Eastern). The podcast is already up at

I''ll be interviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition (with Jackie Lyden sitting in for Scott Simon) this Saturday March 17.

My op-ed piece (on immigration) will run in NEW YORK TIMES on Saturday March 17.

WASHINGTON POST review of The O'Briens scheduled for Saturday March 17

Pléaráca Leabhar for THE O'BRIENS at Marfa Book Co., Marfa TX Sat., March 17 6:00 pm. And that means book party.

NYTBR review of The O'Briens scheduled Sunday March 25.

THE O'BRIENS ad will run in NYTBR on Sunday March 18.

And if you'd like to hear some of the music that inspired the novel: 

Peter Behrens's Largehearted Boy Book Notes Playlist for The O ...
Peter Behrens's Largehearted Boy Book Notes Playlist for The O'Briens, a playlist by largeheartedboy on Spotify.

                                                       1 copy left at Bookcourt 
Maine, NYC, Vermont, California, and New Brunswick events are coming up in April. Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Toronto in May.  THE O'BRIENS book tour schedule is up here.

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