Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mystery series, returns to the show this week. Craig first appeared on episode 73. I have said many times that that conversation with Craig was one of my favorites to record.
Craig released An Obvious Fact this Fall, and Netflix also released season 5 of their very popular tv adaptation, so I thought it was a great time to ask Craig to come back and catch up on all things Longmire, and to find out what is going on in the booming town of Ucross Wyoming, population 25.
Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of theWalt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for Longmire, the hit Netflix original drama. The Cold Dish won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/Bibliobs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming Historical Association’s Book of the Year, won France’s Le Prix 813, and Another Man’s Moccasins was the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award Winner and the Mountains & Plains Book of the Year. The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and Junkyard Dogs won The Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick. 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, which won the Rocky for the best crime novel typifying the western United States. A Serpent’s Tooth opened as a New York Times bestseller as did Any Other Name and Wait for Signs, Johnson’s collection of short stories. Spirit of Steamboat was selected by the State Library as the inaugural One Book Wyoming and included visits to sixty-three libraries. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.
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