New York Times Bestselling Author, William Kent Kruger, will be the latest in a string of outstanding Minnesota authors to be invited to the local area by the Granite Falls Library to discuss his life, craft and knowledge during exceedingly well received presentations made possible through Legacy Amendment funds.
Krueger is scheduled to present at the Granite Falls Library at 7:00 p.m. next Thursday, June 14. He is the author of a dozen books, most recently the national bestseller?“Northwest Angle” said to be, “...part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller... Catch-your-breath suspense throughout,” by the century old American Library Association book-review magazine, Booklist.
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, 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. At present, he lives in St. Paul with his wife, an attorney, and makes his living as a full-time author.
“Northwest Angle is Krueger’s 11th book in a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota thatfollow the former sheriff of Tamarack County, protagonist, Cork O’Connor, a man of mixed heritage––part Irish and part Ojibwe.
His work has received many awards including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His preceding book in the series, Vermilion Drift, released in September of 2010, was also a New York Times bestseller.