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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.

Monday, March 19, 2012

PB on Weekend Edition, and the NYT Op-ed

Okay, that was a weekend. My interview with Jacki Lyden on NPR's Weekend Edition aired on Saturday morning 3/17/12. And my Op-ed piece ("It's About Immigration, Not Irishness") ran in the New York Times on the same day.  And I washed the truck.

The OBriens NPR
NPR coverage of The O'Briens by Peter Behrens. News, author interviews ... by Peter Behrens.The OBriens. Hardcover 384 pages Random House Inc List Price ...

OPINION   | March 17, 2012
Op-Ed Contributor:  It's About Immigrants, Not Irishness 
For many on this side of the Atlantic, St. Patrick's Day isn't about Ireland. It's about immigrants' struggle and success in their new lives. 

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