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Mixing pathos and humor in equal measure, Gregory Hill’s East of Denver is an unflinching novel of rural America, a poignant, darkly funny tale about a father and son finding their way together as their home and livelihood inexorably disappears.

"One of this summer's most pleasant surprises."

-Charles Ealy Austin American-Statesman

"This is writing on a par with that of top-flight black-comic novelists like Sam Lipsyte and Jess Walter, and it deserves to be read."

Lev Grossman

"A terrific first novel from a writer with a great sense of character."


News (not necessarily book-related):

-- July, 2014: My next book is scheduled for release in August 2015.
The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles will be published next summer by Leapfrog Press

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-- May, 2014: My new, new solo record is finished.
Mutant pop, recorded in the garage, as always.
Here's one of the many weird songs you probably won't like::

-- December, 2013: The New York Times likes the cover art.
Best Book Covers of 2013.

-- June, 2013: East of Denver receives the 2013 Colorado Book Award for literary fiction.

-- February, 2013: East of Denver has been optioned for film development by Erin Harper.
Erin produced the 2012 Sundance selection, My Best Day. She grew up in eastern Colorado, forty miles north of my hometown. With her filmmaking experience, dedication to the source material, and familiarity with the region, there is no one in the world better suited to this task than Erin.

Upcoming Events:

Feb 6, 2015
Meeting with the Arno Art Club


Previous Events:

August 7, 2014
Book discussion at the Lakewood Library

June 19, 2014
Book discussion at the Conifer Public Library

April 10, 2014
Lunchtime Book Discussion
East Morgan County Library in Brush, Colorado

October 2, 2013
Rocky Mountain Skyline Bookstore Association Annual Conference

August 1, 2013
Meeting with the Bodacious Bookies Book Club

June 21, 2013
Colorado Book Award Celebration
East of Denver receives the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction. Video proof, courtesy of Mark Stevens:


May 16, 2013
Reading/discussion/various assorted whatnotism
M12 Feed Store in Byers, Colorado

May 15, 2013
Reading/signing at the Ross-Cherry Creek Library

May 14, 2013
Skype meeting with the Literary Ladies Book Club
Denver/South Carolina

April 25, 2013
Finalist Reading Event for the Colorado Book Awards
Denver Press Club

March 28, 2013
A visit with the Book Eaters Book Club

November 30, 2012
A visit with The Quotidian Book Club
Specialty Cake: The coolest thing about having a book in print.

November 13, 2012
Chaplain's Book Discussion, University of Denver

November 8, 2012
Reading/signing at Eaton Public Library

October 18, 2012
Reading/signing at Highlands Ranch Library

October 13, 2012
Master of Ceremonies for The Big Feed


October 12, 2012
Summit County Library Authors' Night
I got to share a podium with three terrific authors:
Beth Groundwater, Mark Stevens, and Paula Scanland.

October 11, 2012
A visit with the Simple Abundance Book Club
Thanks for the wonderful, thought-provoking discussion.
And for the pie, as well.

September 23, 2012
Reading/signing Grassroots Community Center in Joes, Colorado
Thanks to everyone who helped out and attended. This whole process has been fun, but doing a reading back home was top of the list.

September 13, 2012 - 7pm
Reading/signing Old Rock Library
Thanks to the people of Crested Butte for a swell visit.

August 21-28, 2012
Boulder County Artist-in-Residence
I spent a swell week at Delond Barn in Boulder
County Open Space

Click here to hear my interview with Ryan Warner on Colorado Public Radio August 17, 2012

July 5, 2012 - 7:30pm
Reading/signing Denver'sTattered Cover on Colfax
At the conclusion of the reading, the Babysitters performed:

Video courtesy of hypnotic turtle

May 14-18, 2012
Colegio Roosevelt Lima, Peru
Book-writing lectures, metal sculptures, and rock and roll for the wonderful students and staff of Colegio Roosevelt with my super-wonderful wife, Maureen.

October 15, 2011
Big Feed Yuma, Colorado
Book-reading at a groovy art-of-the rural symposium/BBQ party in the wonderful town of Yuma.


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