Virtual Author Event: William Kent Krueger in conversation with Barbara Peters. Registration Required.
Click here to register! A portion of the $5.00 fee goes towards AAUW’s Scholarship Fund. Attendees will receive an invitation to the online Zoom Webinar.
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 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, 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, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last nine novels were all New York Times bestsellers.
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. The companion novel, This Tender Land, his most recent release, was published in 2019.
The AAUW (American Association of University Women) and all of its branches advance gender equality for women and girls through research, education and advocacy. The East Mesa branch is hoisting this event to recognize and support 12 scholars and their AAUW mentors.