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.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Seats Please!" The 2014 Corvette Stingray

Too Bad The 2014 Corvette Stingray Can’t Fit In Your Carry-On

By Peter Behrens

I’m a novelist, but I do a lot of business travel. Maybe you’re under the impression that novelists spend their days and nights in garrets scribbling away on the next tome, but these days most of us work on Great (or not) American Novels at Starbucks or, more likely, in depressing cinderblock offices in the English Department—what the heck is a garret*, anyway...

... this piece is up on

1 comment:

  1. Peter - this should look familiar to you, just no quite as fast in a Stingray....