Creator and Russellville native Eli Cranor will be part of Arkansas Tech College’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities as a writer-in-residence and teacher within the ATU Division of English and World Languages starting within the fall 2023 semester.
Cranor has written two novels — “Do not Know Powerful” and “Ozark Canine” — and has Ok-12 instructing expertise.
“Eli has earned appreciable reward and well-deserved recognition for his expertise as a author,” stated Dr. Jeff Cass, dean of ATU’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities. “He’ll function a task mannequin and mentor to aspiring authors in our pupil physique. Collaborations like this are essential as a result of they assist a various neighborhood of writers achieve the data and confidence to step ahead and inform the story of our area and our occasions.”
Cranor’s debut novel, Do not Know Powerful, gained the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel Contest. It was named considered one of USA At present’s Finest Books of the Yr and one of many New York Occasions Finest Crime Novels of 2022. Thriller Writers of America chosen Cranor because the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Finest First Novel by an American Creator.
Writer Soho Crime describes “Ozark Canine” as a “Southern thriller” wherein “two households cope with the aftermath of against the law of their small Arkansas city.” It was revealed in April 2023 and has since change into a nationwide bestseller.
Cranor performed school soccer at Florida Atlantic College and Ouachita Baptist College. He performed skilled soccer and coached highschool soccer. At present, he lives in his hometown along with his spouse and kids. Cranor plans to include his life experiences into his Fall 2023 Introduction to Filmmaking course at ATU.
Cranor’s weekly column, “The place I Write,” is revealed by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and his craft column, “Store Discuss,” seems month-to-month at www.crimereads.com.
Be taught extra about Cranor at www.elicranor.com.
Be taught extra concerning the ATU Faculty of Arts and Humanities at www.atu.edu/humanities.