William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of seventeen previous Cork O’Connor novels, including Tamarack County and Windigo Island, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, winner of 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
Desolation Mountain
Sulfur Springs
William Kent Krueger Collection #5
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My Life in 8 Words

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WRITER'S BONE
by phone (Taped)
AUG 7
CLUES UNLIMITED
3154 East Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
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POISONED PEN
4014 North Goldwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
AUG 20
ONCE UPON A CRIME
604 West 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
AUG 21

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. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I fear physical pain. Under threat of torture, I'd fold like a card castle.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

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

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising a family.

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.

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