Michael Pearson

The best sorts of journeys are the the ones we take in our imaginations....

ones remembered

ones anticipated

Back to the Bronx

Adventures in books and the world
Nonfiction (travel)
"Pearson is a most companionable guide to take us worlds away." --Arthur Saltzman, author of Nearer: Essays
Shohola Falls is a fever dream of a novel that brilliantly weaves past and present, fact and imagination to describe a young man’s quest for himself”
--Tom Kelly, author of Payback
“Achingly American, a bittersweet elegy that echoes Thomas Wolfe and Jack Kerouac”
--Mike D’Orso, author of Like Judgment Day
“A wild travelogue told by a scholarly tour guide”
--The New Orleans Times Picayune
“A fascinating report on America”
--The Columbia S. C. State

Events: Readings and Signings

March 16-20, 2016

drawing by Knox Garvin

Recent and Upcoming

Signing for 'Reading Life' -- ODU Bookstore -- noon on April 7, 2015

Reading/​signing for 'Reading Life' -- Prince Books, Norfolk, VA -- 4:00 p.m. on April 18, 2015

Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN, October 9-11, 2015

Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, October 22, 2015

Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA, March 2016

June 1-17, 2016
Creative Writing in Ireland
Galway, Sligo, Inishmaan, and Dublin (Come for Bloomsday!)

Milford, Pennsylvania, Writers Festival, September 2017 and October 2018

Study Abroad -- Irish Literature in Ireland (March 8-16, 2019) -- Dublin, Galway, and Inishmaan

(Time Travelers -- Somewhere in Wyoming -- 1970)