New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger will be visiting the Brainerd Public Library on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00pm. Krueger has found his niche in writing Minnesota mysteries and his readers are always enthralled. His presentations entertain and delight his audiences. Please plan on attending this free presentation and reading.
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at free-lance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He's been married for over 30 years to a woman who is an attorney. With his wife and two children, he makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.
Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. Vermilion Drift, released in September of 2010, was a New York Times bestseller. The eleventh book in the series, Northwest Angle, was released on August 30, 2011.
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