Cranor to Speak at Arkansas Tech April 11

Eli Cranor Don't Know Tough

Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at Arkansas Tech University will present Eli Cranor as the guest speaker for the Second Monday Author Series event on Monday, April 11.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. in room 300A of the library, which is located at 305 West Q Street in Russellville. Admission will be open to the public.

Cranor is the author of “Don’t Know Tough,” a noir mystery set in the fictional town of Denton, Ark. Published by Soho Crime, “Don’t Know Tough” won the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel contest.

A native of Russellville, Cranor played college football at Florida Atlantic University and Ouachita Baptist University. He played professional football and was a high school football coach before settling with his wife and kids in his hometown, where he is a teacher in the Russellville School District.

Cranor’s fiction has appeared in the Missouri Review and the Greensboro Review, and his sports-themed advice column, “Athletic Support,” appears weekly in newspapers across the country.

Learn more about “Don’t Know Tough” at

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