Meet legendary author Ivan Doig, author of many novels including Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America; The Sea Runners; and Ride with Me, Mariah Montana, when he appears at Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake University campus. His most recent novel is The Eleventh Man. His first book, This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind (1978), a memoir based upon the author's life with his father and grandmother, was nominated for the National Book Award. Doig was born in Montana in 1939, the grandson of homesteaders and the son of a ranch hand and a ranch cook. He grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front that has inspired much of his writing. Additional titles include: Dancing at Rascal Fair, Heart Song, Whistling Season, and many more. This author appears as part of the tenth anuual AViD (Authors Visiting in Des Moines) Author Series presented by the Des Moines Public Library.