William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Tamarack County and Windigo Island, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com.

Books by this Author

This Tender Land
The William Kent Krueger Collection #4
Windigo Island
The William Kent Krueger Collection #3
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My Life in 8 Words

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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pizza, without a doubt.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I suppose anywhere that's warm and where there's a white beach that runs along a blue sea. In Minnesota in winter, that always sounds lovely.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Muhammad Yunus, often called "The Banker to the World's Poor".

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Compassion, honesty, humor.