William Kent Krueger to Headline Fall Author Day

Posted on September 24th, 2010 by

William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger, author of the New York Times best-seller Vermilion Drift will speak at the Gustavus Library Associates’ Fall Author Day Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Edina Country Club.

Vermilion Drift is Krueger’s latest novel in the award-winning Cork O’Connor series, where Krueger’s main character is a former Chicago police officer turned part-time private investigator. Other books in the series include Iron Lake (1998), Blood Hollow (2004), Thunder Bay (2007), and Heaven’s Keep (2009), among others.

Krueger was born in Torrington, Wyoming in 1950 and before he graduated from high school he had lived in 11 different houses, in eight different cities, in six different states. After attending Stanford University for a year, Krueger married his wife Diane and eventually moved to St. Paul in the summer of 1980. It was at a St. Paul café called the St. Clair Broiler where Krueger first began to write in earnest, and it is where he continues to spend hours hunched over a notebook today.

The schedule for Fall Author Day is as follows:

  • Registration / 9:30 a.m.
  • Brunch / 10 a.m.
  • Speaker / 10:30 a.m.
  • Book Signing / 11:30 a.m.

Tickets for Fall Author Day are $25 and can be purchased online at gustavustickets.com or by calling the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7550.

Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) is a friends-of-the-college organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the College’s Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Since organizing in 1977, GLA has raised more than 2.5 million for the library endowment fund, acquisitions, and non-budgeted special collections.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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