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

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 are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Somewhere over the Rainbow", "Stardust", "Summertime", "Imagine", "American Pie".

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. It well might be Abraham Lincoln. And I'd advise him to skip the play at Ford's Theatre.

Q. What’s your best quality?

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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to dance like Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly.


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