Podcast: Best Selling BWCA Author – William Kent Krueger

If you love the Boundary Waters and literature, you’re not going to want to miss this very special podcast. We’re joined by New York times bestselling author, William Kent Krueger, who writes a series of mysteries set in the north woods of Minnesota. The protagonist of many of Krueger’s novels, Cork O’Connor is the former sheriff of Tamarack county and is part Irish and part Ojibwe. In his books, Krueger explores the tensions within these cultures and examines important social topics that reflect real life.

His most recent Cork O’Connor mystery is Fox Creek, which came out last year. And Krueger has also written a series of standalone books, including This Tender Land.

Friends of the Boundary Waters’ Executive Director, Chris Knopf, recently spoke to Kent Krueger to talk about his books, his writing process, and to share questions from readers about Northern Minnesota as a backdrop to his work.


On the Friends of the Boundary Waters podcast, we bring together people who share a love of the incredible BWCA wilderness in Northeastern Minnesota. The podcast will features scientists, political figures and experts in outdoor recreation and wilderness skills to help you learn new facets of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the most visited wilderness in the United States.

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