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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation novelist
Location Brooklin, Maine, United States
Introduction 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 www.peterbehrens.org 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.
Interests I don't know why exactly, but I really like old trucks and cars.
Favorite Movies McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Days of Heaven, Bonnie and Clyde, The Last Picture Show, The Thin Green Line, Badlands, Loulou, Nashville, Seven Men from Now, Ride the High Country
Favorite Music Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Jolie Holland, Schubert, Mozart concertos, Handel, Haydn, all trumpet music, Bach, Miles, Stan Getz, Horace Parlan, Wynton Marsalis, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Tomas Stanko
Favorite Books The Just and the Unjust, Guard of Honor, Dance to the Music of Time, Amongst Women, Biting at the Grave, War and Peace, Modern Ireland by Roy Foster, The IRA and Its Enemies, 75% of Patricia Highsmith's novels, Wolf Hall