2016-10-20 / News

Acclaimed author to appear at McArthur Library

Author William Kent Krueger will be at McArthur Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. He is the awardwinning author of 15 Cork O’Connor mysteries, including the most recent in the series, “Manitou Canyon.” His critically acclaimed novel, “Ordinary Grace,” won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

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, Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, Anthony Award, Barry Award, Dilys Award and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last six 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. “Manitou Canyon,” number 15 in his Cork O’Connor series, was released in September 2016.

Events at the library are free and open to the public. Nonesuch Books in Biddeford will sell books at the event. To pre-order a title, call 282-2638.

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