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William Kent Krueger

Author and Crime Writer, Best Known for his "Cork O'Connor" Series & his Book "Ordinary Grace"

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William Kent Krueger is an American author and crime writer, best known for his "Cork O'Connor" series of books, which is set mainly in Minnesota, USA. In 2005 and 2006, he won back-to-back Anthony Awards for best novel In 2014, his stand-alone book "Ordinary Grace" won the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2013.

William Kent Krueger has said that he wanted to be a writer from the third grade, when his story, "The Walking Dictionary," was praised by his teacher and parents.

He attended Stanford University, but his academic path was cut short when he came into conflict with the university's administration during student protests of spring 1970. Throughout his early life, he supported himself by logging timber, digging ditches, working in construction and being published as a freelance journalist, he never stopped writing.

He wrote short stories and sketches for many years, but it was not until the age of 40 that he finished the manuscript of his first novel, "Iron Lake." It won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Barry Award for Best First Novel, the Minnesota Book Award, and the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award.

Krueger has said his favorite book is "To Kill A Mockingbird." He grew up reading Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and James T. Farrell. Most influential among these was Hemingway.

When Krueger decided to set his series in northern Minnesota, he realized that a large percentage of the population was of mixed ancestry. In college, Krueger had wanted to be a cultural anthropologist; he became intrigued by researching the Ojibwe culture and weaving the information into his books. Krueger's books are set in and around Native American reservations. The main character, Cork O'Connor is part Ojibwe, Irish.

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Desolation Mountain: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Desolation Mountain: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Sulfur Springs: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Sulfur Springs: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Windigo Island: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Windigo Island: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Tamarack County: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Tamarack County: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Ordinary Grace: A Novel

Ordinary Grace: A Novel

Iron Lake: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

Iron Lake: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series)

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William Kent Krueger

Author and Crime Writer, Best Known for his "Cork O'Connor" Series & his Book "Ordinary Grace"

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William Kent Krueger Biography

William Kent Krueger is an American author and crime writer, best known for his "Cork O'Connor" series of books, which is set mainly in Minnesota, USA. In 2005 and 2006, he won back-to-back Anthony Awards for best novel In 2014, his stand-alone book "Ordinary Grace" won the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2013.

William Kent Krueger has said that he wanted to be a writer from the third grade, when his story, "The Walking Dictionary," was praised by his teacher and parents.

He attended Stanford University, but his academic path was cut short when he came into conflict with the university's administration during student protests of spring 1970. Throughout his early life, he supported himself by logging timber, digging ditches, working in construction and being published as a freelance journalist, he never stopped writing.

He wrote short stories and sketches for many years, but it was not until the age of 40 that he finished the manuscript of his first novel, "Iron Lake." It won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Barry Award for Best First Novel, the Minnesota Book Award, and the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award.

Krueger has said his favorite book is "To Kill A Mockingbird." He grew up reading Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and James T. Farrell. Most influential among these was Hemingway.

When Krueger decided to set his series in northern Minnesota, he realized that a large percentage of the population was of mixed ancestry. In college, Krueger had wanted to be a cultural anthropologist; he became intrigued by researching the Ojibwe culture and weaving the information into his books. Krueger's books are set in and around Native American reservations. The main character, Cork O'Connor is part Ojibwe, Irish.

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    Booking fees for William Kent Krueger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William Kent Krueger, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William Kent Krueger?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William Kent Krueger for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William Kent Krueger for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William Kent Krueger or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William Kent Krueger or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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