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Bestselling author William Kent Krueger is coming to the Northfield Public Library
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 3:37pm
Bestselling author William Kent Krueger returns to Northfield Public Library on Tuesday, January 29th. The program begins at 7pm in the library meeting room. Mr. Krueger will speak about “ his life with libraries”.
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 free-lance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. 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, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. The twelfth book in the series, Trickster's Point, was released on August 21, 2012 and made the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Mr. Krueger’s books are perennial favorites with Northfield readers. A book signing will follow the program.
This program is being sponsored by the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Library as the first in a number of programs to honor longtimelibrary director Lynne Young who will retire later this spring.
Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. 507-645-6606 www.northfieldmn.info