The Kearney Public Library Foundation and Kearney Public Library welcome award-winning author William Kent Krueger to Kearney for the 4th Annual One Author Kearney event on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The evening event will be at the World Theatre located at 2318 Central Avenue. Free tickets are required and are available at the library or by calling 308-233-3282. Limit two tickets per person. Books will be available for purchase during the evening to support the Kearney Public Library Foundation. A book signing will follow the program.
If you are an aspiring writer William Kent Krueger will also be conducting a writing workshop, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from noon - 2:30 p.m. at the Kearney Public Library. Registration is limited; however, a few spots are still available. Pre-registration and payment of $10 are required for this workshop. Lunch will be provided. Register by calling 308-233-3282 or visiting the library at 2020 1st Avenue.
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University. 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. He makes his home in St. Paul, MN, a city he dearly loves.
Krueger’s mystery series is 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 seven novels were New York Times bestsellers. Sulfur Springs, number sixteen in his Cork O’Connor series, was just released.
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.