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Author Kent Krueger Speaks at Library Expansion Fundraiser Part Two

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Published on May 9, 2009

In part two of this story, you'll hear a little more from fiction author William Kent Krueger. Krueger was kind enough to speak at a fundraiser for the Cold Spring Friends of the Library expansion fundraiser. 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 free-lance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. Hes been married for over 30 years to a marvelous woman who is an attorney. With his wife and two children, 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 OConnor, 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, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. The eighth book in his series, Red Knife, was released in September 2008. He does all his creative writing in booth #4 at the renowned St. Clair Broiler in St. Paul. This story is sponsored by Tom Graham at State Farm Insurance.

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