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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 an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 26 years--we're recycling. I've published 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS (2012), and 2 collections of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). Novel # 3, KARIN, will be out from Pantheon (US) and House of Anansi (Canada) in March 2016. More of my book stuff at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I've been teaching at Colorado College, Wichita State, and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I'll be a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right. It's free. Never an ad, never a sales pitch.
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