Thursday, June 25th: Fiction. Craig Lancaster reads from his fourth novel The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter. 7 pm.
When Craig Lancaster moved to Montana in 2006, at the age of 36, it was the realization of a dream he’d harbored since childhood. “I have these incredibly vivid memories of visiting Montana with my folks on family vacations, and following my dad, an itinerant laborer who worked in the oil and gas fields of the West when I was a kid,” Lancaster says. “It was such a vast, beautiful, overwhelming place. From the first time I saw Montana, I wanted to be a part of it.” Craig was born on February 9th, 1970, in Lakewood, Washington. Adopted at birth, he grew up in suburban Fort Worth, Texas, with his mother and stepfather and siblings. His stepfather, Charles Clines, was a longtime sportswriter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a connection that led to Craig’s career as a journalist. In Craig’s twenties and thirties, he worked at a succession of newspaper jobs all over the country—Texas (three times), Alaska (twice), Kentucky, Ohio, Washington, California (twice) and, finally, Montana.