Tucson Festival of Books

William Kent Krueger



Diane Krueger

Sponsored by Pepper Viner Homes

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 has been married for over 50 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He lives in Saint Paul, Minn., a city he dearly loves.

Krueger is the author of The New York Times best-selling Cork O'Connor mystery series. He is also the author of several stand alone novels including "Ordinary Grace," "This Tender Land" and "The River We Remember." His work has received a number of awards, including the Edgar Award, Macavity Award, 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 13 novels were all New York Times best-sellers. "Lightning Strike" is his latest novel.

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Awards: Edgar Award, Macavity Award, Anthony Award; Dilys Award; Barry Award; Lefty Award; Minnesota Book Award


Scheduled events:
William Kent Krueger
Stacks Book Club Author Signing with William Kent Krueger

Stacks Book Club LLC, Booth #243 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: William Kent Krueger
2 Truths and a Lie
Three remarkable storytellers -- authors Craig Johnson, William Kent Krueger and Catriona McPherson -- have come to the festival to discuss their latest mysteries and share some of their favorite stories. Some of the tales are true, some aren't. We will try to decide which ones are which!

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Craig Johnson, William Kent Krueger, Catriona McPherson
Moderator: Shannon Baker
Great Outdoors & Much More
Johnson, Krueger and Ledford have all used strong characters and places that are set in unique wonderful environments to create compelling reads. Their novels encompass exploration, adventure and nature. Don't miss this blockbuster session and learn why these award-winning writers do what they do!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Craig Johnson, William Kent Krueger, Deborah J. Ledford
Moderator: Christine Burke Hewitt
Masters of Mystery
Festival favorites C.j. Box, William Kent Krueger and Thomas Perry are masters at building tension that holds the readers on the edge of pivotal moments of the story. Today they will discuss their latest work and what keeps them coming back for more.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Rincon Room (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: C.J. Box, William Kent Krueger, Thomas Perry
Moderator: Cara Black

Books:
The River We Remember
A Novel
Mystery / Thrillers
Atria Books
September 2023
ISBN 9781982179212
432 pages
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Fox Creek
A Novel
Mystery / Thrillers
Simon and Schuster
May 2023
ISBN 9781982128722
400 pages
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