Novelist Poe Ballantine will open this year's River Readings series. His newest novel, "Whirlaway," will be out in April 2018.
He has published three novels and a bunch of other stuff including the cult-classic "Things I Like About America," cult classic being a euphemism for not selling well.
His newest novel, "Whirlaway," will be out with Hawthorne Books in April 2018.
He lives in Chadron, Neb., across from the railroad tracks, with his wife, son and dog.
The River Readings series is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Institute for Leadership and Service, the Thomas Tredway Library and the English department.