Booklovers’ Bash Speaker Craig Johnson guests on the Morning Zone[AUDIO]
Today at 8:07AM MDT, Wyoming author Carig Johnson was our guest. He will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Booklovers’ Bash fundraiser for the Laramie County Library this Friday at Little America. Craig has received high praise for his Sheriff Walt Longmire novels The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man’s Moccasins, and The Dark Horse, which received a superfecta of starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, and was named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s best books of the year (2009). Each has been a Booksense/IndieNext pick with The Cold Dish and The Dark Horse both DILYS award finalists and Death Without Company the Wyoming Historical Association’s Book of the Year. Another Man’s Moccasins received the Western Writer’s of America Spur Award for best novel of 2008 as well as the Mountains and Plains award for fiction book of the year. The next Walt Longmire novel, Junkyard Dogs, was released by Viking on June 1, 2010.The Cold Dish was translated into French in 2008 as Little Bird and is in competition for Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/Bibliobs. It was also selected for Le Grand Prix des Litteratures Policieres and was a finalist for Le Prix 813. Death Without Company, Le Camp des Morts in French, was released in April of this year. The Dark Horse will be translated into Czechoslovakian in 2010. His newest best selling book is ‘Hell is Empty’. Craig is a board member of the MWA, having been elected as a member at large this year. He lives in Ucross, WY, population 25.