Craig Johnson

Author of the Longmire series

6 p.m.

Teton County Library

Leah,adultevents@tclib.org 307-733-2164 x229

Join us as author Craig Johnson talks about the hit TV show "Longmire" and writing the books they are based on from his home in the Big Horn mountains. Books for sale and book signing to follow. This is a non-ticketed event.

I live in Walt's surroundings and I think that's an advantage in the writing. I'll let you in on a dirty little secret of mine, a way that I'm very different from Walt—I love cold. I built my ranch in northern Wyoming for a reason. Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the author of eight novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim. The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/BibliObs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming State Historical Association’s Book of the Year, won France’s Le Prix 813. Another Man’s Moccasins was the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award winner and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers’ Book of the Year, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Junkyard Dogs won the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times best seller, as was As the Crow Flies. The Walt Longmire series is the basis for the hit A&E drama, Longmire, starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackoff.

Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Craig Johnson, by the book:

Who are your favorite novelists?
Charles Dickens
Daniel Woodrell
Brady Udall
Willy Vlautin
Joyce Carol Oates
Benjamin Whitmer
Hampton Sides
Margaret Coel
James Grady

What fictional character(s) would you most like to share a cup of coffee or a beer with?
Don Ricketts from Cannery Row
Jean Val Jean from Les Miserables
Sidney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities
Yossarian from Catch-22
Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter
Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird