John Sandford

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.

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