William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of fourteen 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
Atria Mystery Sampler 2016
Manitou Canyon
The World of Cork O'Connor
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On the Road with Atria’s Great Mystery Bus Tour

Behind the scenes on the Atria Great Mystery Bus Tour with bestselling Atria authors John Connolly, William Kent Krueger, Liza Marklund & M.J. Rose. Find out more at http://www.atriainternationalmysteries.com/bustour

My Life in 8 Words

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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. 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.

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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Professor Moriarity

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Physically, my blue eyes and my beard.