News and reviews
November 23, 2011: Author Gary Robson, the owner of Red Lodge Books in Red Lodge, Montana, reviews Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. “While it is a literary work that deals with serious themes, there isn’t an ounce of pretentiousness between the covers. It’s absorbing, attention-grabbing, and well-written.”
November 20, 2011: A review of Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure appears in The Billings Gazette. “It’s a real delight to inhabit Lancaster’s lonely, darkly majestic Montana locations and desperate characters, a look at a slowly eroding 21st-century America that’s as strong as many more well-known titles by major presses.”
June 19, 2011: Craig’s first published poem, Eastward Ho, appears in the The Montucky Review.
May 15, 2011: A review of The Summer Son appears in the May/June 2011 issue of the Montana Arts Council newspaper: “In heartbreaking detail, Lancaster portrays the good and the bad in his characters, offering the reader reasons to despise, sympathize with, and ultimately understand them.”
April 14, 2011: The Missoula Independent reviews The Summer Son. “Lancaster is superb at characterization, writing in a practical idiom that is perfect for capturing the intricacies of parental cruelty and love.”
April 9, 2011: Novelist David Abrams features The Summer Son and 600 Hours of Edward on his blog, The Quivering Pen, in a post titled “Craig Lancaster kills the Marlboro Man.”
April 8, 2011: New West reviews The Summer Son. “The Billings author has put his heart into telling the story of an embittered relationship between narrator Mitch Quillen and his 71-year-old father, going deep into territory that feels both singularly personal for Lancaster and universally accessible for readers who will identify with what’s at stake here.”
March 1, 2011: Craig writes a guest post, Reading Hemingway in Yellowstone, at Mark Miller’s blog.
Feb. 17, 2011: Largehearted Boy hosts a playlist for The Summer Son.
Jan. 23, 2011: The Summer Son receives a rave review in The Billings Gazette. “Lancaster tackles a tough topic head-on and reveals much about love and violence.”
Oct. 8, 2010: 600 Hours of Edward wins the High Plains Book Award for best first book.
June 30, 2010: Part II of the 1st Turning Point interview.
June 27, 2010: Part I of an interview at 1st Turning Point.
June 22, 2010: Author Kristen Tsetsi interviews Craig about The Summer Son.
June 10, 2010: The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography gives 600 Hours of Edward a 9.7 rating out of 10. “Lancaster puts together here a nearly perfect combination of traditional literary elements, mixing crowd-pleasing sappiness with indie-friendly subversion, a masterful blend of character and action that takes advantage of traditional framing devices in just about the best way possible.”
June 3, 2010: Montana Quarterly reviews 600 Hours of Edward. “This is a wonderful book.”
March 18, 2010: The Missoula Independent reviews 600 Hours of Edward. “It’s an extraordinary first novel.”
March 2, 2010: 600 Hours of Edward is selected as a 2009 Honor Book by the Montana Book Award. Read the press release.
Jan. 14, 2010: The Lively Times reviews 600 Hours of Edward. “This endearing hero deserves the fine ending the author has bestowed on him.”
Dec. 24, 2009: Interview with Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK).
Nov. 3, 2009: Craig is interviewed by Working Writers.
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