Author Robert Greer didn't want to write about the typical western cowboy. And his character, Arcus Witherspoon-- "Spoon" for short-- is anything but. Like his creator, he's both black and Native-American. Spoon's also clairvoyant. And that's a useful tool because the family's that's hired him to work on their ranch has to fight mining interests off their land. Greer has just won a Colorado Book Award for "Spoon." The novel is somewhat of a departure for him because he usually writes medical thrillers. You see, Greer's also a professor of pathology at the University of Colorado... oh... and a rancher, with about 300 head of cattle in Wyoming. And he's worried about the future of ranching families. That's a strong theme in his book. He speaks with Ryan Warner.
Author Robert Greer : Spoon
About Ryan Warner
Ryan Warner is the senior host and editor of Colorado Public Radio's daily interview program "Colorado Matters." He regularly reports on the most important issues facing Colorado - from the state capitol, which includes a monthly interview with the Governor of Colorado - to topics concerning health, education, business, energy and the environment and arts and culture.
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