Adams hosts author of book about off-grid life in the Valley
ADAMS State University presents a special guest lecture by Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Conover, author of “Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in Leon Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Conover’s new book, “Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge,” is about life off-grid in the San Luis Valley. “I am super excited about my new book, which describes the unusual people who choose to live on that beautiful, lonely prairie and my life among them – first as a volunteer for a group trying to prevent homelessness, and then as a neighbor, after I bought my own five acres.”
Conover is the author of several books, including “Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing,” which won the National Book Critics Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and National Geographic. He is a professor and former director of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.