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William Kent Krueger returns to the Blackduck community April 23. Previously scheduled in February, when we had our one bout of bad weather, Krueger wil be doing a book talk on his latest release, Northwest Angle, as well as speaking to his writing and answering questions.

Krueger has found his niche in writing Minnesota mysteries and his readers are always enthralled. His presentations entertain and delight his audiences.

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, 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. 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 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 and the Friends of American Writers Prize.

Vermilion Drift, released in September of 2010, was a New York Times bestseller. The 11th book in the series, Northwest Angle, was released Aug. 30, 2011.This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's art and cultural heritage.

This event is free and open to everyone. It will be held at the Good Samaritan Sr. Living Center, at 6 p.m. April 23. Transportation is available from the Kelliher school, if you are interested please contact the Blackduck Library at 835-6600 or Kelliher Supt. Tim Lutz.