Terence Hawkins was born in Uniontown PA, a onetime coal-mining hub featured in American Rust and Night of the Living Dead. He graduated from Yale and the University of Wisconsin Law School. In 2012, he became the founding director of the Yale Writers' Conference, which he developed and managed through 2015. Since that time, he has served as the director of the Company of Writers. In 2018, he became the prose editor of Blue Mountain Review. His first novel, The Rage of Achilles, (Casperian, 2009) is an account of the Iliad informed by Julian Jaynes's theory of the bicameral mind. Turing's Graveyard, a collection of his short stories, will appear in 2020 from Running Wild Press. John Crowley is the World Fantasy Award author of Little, Big.
The political and social commentary throughout this unique novel is razor-sharp, as are uses of imagery and symbolism. The disturbing contrast of nonviolent, contemplative and deeply compassionate Blingbling to the brutality, apathy and ignorance of modern-day America is profoundly moving...A towering work of speculative fiction that will have readers rethinking what it means to be human. Kirkus Reviews This is a one-of-a-kind novel...Terry Hawkins is a bold and fearless writer. Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers and Mrs. Fletcher Terence Hawkins's American Neolithic is a special novel; thematically rich, it also provides all the pleasures of a hard-boiled thriller. The unique premise and lovingly crafted characters will stay with you long after you've closed the book. Rain Taxi You will be amazed at Terence Hawkins' prodigious imagination, his Bowie-sharp wit, and the skill with which he tells a story that's as morally urgent as it is satirically diverting. Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and And the Dark Sacred Night American Neolithic is overflowing with ideas, the narrative running on overdrive at all times. Reading this book felt like a fever dream, which I mean in the best possible way, an extrasensory experience. Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang American Neolithic, while toggling between two very different voices, is bone-dry, witty, affecting, and never less than riveting. Teddy Wayne, author of Loner and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine