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William Kent Krueger


Frank & Kathryn Hartley

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.

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 nine novels were all New York Times best-sellers.

"Ordinary Grace," his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. "This Tender Land" the companion novel to "Ordinary Grace" is scheduled for publication in September 2019.

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Scheduled events:
It's a Family Affair
Mystery writers always find family to be a good place to look for clues when trouble's afoot. James Anderson, William Kent Krueger and Michael McGarrity are all family guys. They'll explore why families are such a fertile ground for the stories they tell.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: James Anderson, William Kent Krueger, Michael McGarrity
Moderator: Susan Cummins Miller
Now What? Where Do We Got from Here?
Three of America's most gifted story-tellers are known for introducing flawed characters and walking them down long and difficult paths. William Kent Krueger, J.A. Jance and National Book Award finalist Daniel Gumbiner discuss the impact those fictional journeys have on the authors themselves.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Daniel Gumbiner, J. A. Jance, William Kent Krueger
Moderator: Fred Ronstadt
Prescient Crime Solving
It is commonly believed that women are the ones blessed with uncommon intuition, but Lou Berney, Steven Cooper and William Kent Krueger all use characters who rely on a sixth sense to resolve their mysteries. How can that be, gentlemen?

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lou Berney, Steven Cooper, William Kent Krueger
Moderator: Steve Caine
William Kent Krueger
Book signing

Clues Unlimited, Booth #480 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: William Kent Krueger
William Kent Krueger
"Desolation Mountain" (Cork O'Connor Mystery #17) - New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger delivers yet another "punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction" (Booklist, starred review). Cork O'Connor and his son Stephen work together to uncover the truth behind the tragic plane crash of a senator on Desolation Mountain and the mysterious disappearances of several first responders. This is a heart-pounding mystery the scope and consequences of which go far beyond what father or son could ever have imagined. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: William Kent Krueger

Books:
Desolation Mountain
Mystery / Thrillers
Atria
August 2018
ISBN 9781501147463
$26.00, INSTORE
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Sulfur Springs
Mystery / Thrillers
Atria
June 2018
ISBN 9781501147432
$16.00, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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