John Sandford is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and fiction writer, and author of the bestselling Virgil Flowers and Prey series. A prolific writer of both fiction and journalism, he received his first training as a reporter while working for an army paper in Korea and excelled in journalism, eventually coming to write for The St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a Midwestern farm crisis. Winner of many other distinguished awards since, his serial thrillers continue to be top sellers. Sanford will discuss his newest book in the Prey series, Silken Prey.
"If you haven’t read Sandford, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time. Lucas Davenport, the policeman hero of the Prey novels, is a hard dude . . . but not without a sense of humor, and that makes him special. Sandford writes real-guy novels, but—judging by my wife and her sisters—real girls like him too.”
— Stephen King
“Sandford’s talent is such that this series never grows stale, or boring, or forgettable. As author and hero age, readers can hope that the best is yet to be.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch