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Author Event: William Kent Krueger

RML Hosts Minnesota Author William Kent Krueger

RML is hosting author William Kent Krueger on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm for an Author Event.

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 freelance 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 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. 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, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last eight novels were all New York Times bestsellers.

Desolation Mountain, number seventeen in his Cork O'Connor series, will be released in August 2018. In an early review, Publishers Weekly called it "haunting... Krueger skillfully combines the otherworldly setting of the Minnesota wilds with Native American lore to create a winning mystery with more than a few surprises."

Desolation Mountain & copies of Krueger's other books will be available for purchase at the event from sponsor Dragonfly Books.

Please contact Robey Memorial Library for more information: (563) 568-4424 or