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.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

My Brilliant Careerism, part 11

My new novel, THE O'BRIENS launches in the US this Tuesday, March 6, with a Pléaráca Leabhar at the Irish Arts Center, Hells Kitchen, NYC. 730pm . And that means book party.  Ticket info here.

I was profiled in the New York Times this week. You can find that here.

On Thursday March 8  I'll be talking and reading at one of my favourite bookstores, Politics & Prose in Washington DC. That event will be at 7:00pm. Info here.

And on St Patrick's Day, Saturday March 17, at 6:00pm I'll be talking (about varieties of Irishness) and reading from THE O'BRIENS at Marfa Book Co., in Marfa Texas.

More events coming up in April and May in New England, New Brunswick, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Toronto. The events list is up on my website.

At some of the  events I plan to show a few slides from my O'Brien family archive.

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