William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of fourteen previous Cork O'Connor novels, including Tamarack County and Windigo Island, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, winner of the 2014 Edgar Award. All are available from Atria Books. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at www.WilliamKentKrueger.com.

Books by this Author

This Tender Land
Manitou Canyon
The World of Cork O'Connor
The William Kent Krueger Collection #4
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On the Road with Atria’s Great Mystery Bus Tour

Behind the scenes on the Atria Great Mystery Bus Tour with bestselling Atria authors John Connolly, William Kent Krueger, Liza Marklund & M.J. Rose. Find out more at http://www.atriainternationalmysteries.com/bustour

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

ONCE UPON A CRIME
604 W. 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
SEP 6
VALLEY BOOKSELLER
Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour
Lowell Inn
102 2nd St N
Stillwater, MN 55082
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BARNES AND NOBLE
Har Mar Mall
2100 N. Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
SEP 8
LAKE COUNTRY BOOKS
4766 Washington Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Life owes me nothing, no matter how hard I work. Whatever good comes to me in the end is simply a gift and a blessing.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Sitting down with a cup of coffee at sunrise every morning to write exactly what I want to write and to be worried about nothing in that moment except how to make the words sing. Life is too complicated to let this happen very often, but sometimes it all comes together and my god is it magic and does it ever make me happy.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. The inability to say no when asked for a favor.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. It well might be Abraham Lincoln. And I'd advise him to skip the play at Ford's Theatre.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Grandfather.

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