John Rosewell Camp, also known as, John Sandford, is a well known American author and Pulitzer Prize winner. He was born February 23, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mr. Camp attended the University of Iowa, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in American History. He later completed his master’s degree in Journalism.
He wrote for the Miami Herald from 1971-1978. After his Florida tenure, he moved to Minneapolis where he worked for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press.
He won a Pulitzer for a series of articles called “Life on the land: An American Farm Story” (1986). Mr. Camp departed from the Pioneer Press in 1990.
His career as a novelist took off in 1989 with the beginning of 2 important series: The Prey Series (Rules of Prey) and The Kidd Series (the Fool’s Run).
He has since created a third series featuring Virgil Flowers who has a supporting role in The Prey Series. As of this writing, there are 22 novels which make up The Prey Series, 4 of The Kidd series, and 6 of The Virgil Flowers series.
Mr. Camp continues to live in Minnesota.