Author Profile

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the author of thirteen novels in the Walt Longmire Mystery series, set in the open plains of Wyoming and featuring a memorable cast of contemporary cowboy and Native American characters. From his debut novel The Cold Dish (2004) to his newest release Dry Bones (2015), the Longmire series has garnered wide acclaim and become beloved by fans. Johnson's books regularly top bestseller charts and several have won him prestigious domestic and international awards, including the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year award, the Wyoming State Historical Association's Book of the Year award, and multiple France's LePrix book awards. Johnson lives in Ucross, WY, where the local population is 25.

For more about Craig and his works, go to

Reviews of Dry Bones

Fast-paced [and] entertaining...Johnson, as usual, offers colorful glimpses of Wyoming history and its physical features. Johnson is able to make the landscape itself at least as fascinating as the slightly off-kilter, and sometimes murderous, folks that inhabit Walt's universe.
-- Denver Post

It's the scenery--and the big guy standing in front of the scenery--that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson's lean and leathery mysteries.
-- The New York Times Book Review

Videos featuring Craig Johnson

Interview with Craig Johnson

From High Plains to Hollywood - A Conversation with Craig Johnson

Bella Monticelli's Perfect Journey feat. Craig Johnson // TUMI x Tribeca Film Festival