Friday Morning Bookclub

February 9, 2011

Meet William Kent Krueger, The Author Of This Month’s Book: Heaven’s Keep

Filed under: Heaven's Keep — susanbright @ 10:54 am

William Kent Krueger was born in Torrington, Wyoming. He attended Stanford College for one year, but was forced to leave after his involvement in a protest of  the Vietnam war. After getting married and having his first child, Krueger moved to Minnesota so his wife could attend law school.  He began writing short stories, and would walk to the St Clair Broiler, a local cafe each morning to write for a couple of hours before going to his real day job.  William Kent Krueger was 40 years old when  he finished the manuscript of his first novel, Iron Lake and introduced the world to Cork O’Connor. 

Although Krueger is now a full time writer, he still walks to the Broiler every morning to write. He is the author of 11 novels, 10 of which are part of his Cork O’Connor series and has won numerous awards. His favorite authors are  F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

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