Craig Johnson (author)
Craig Johnson in 2011
|Born||Craig Allen Johnson|
January 16, 1961 
|Occupation||novelist, short story writer.|
|Genre||Mystery, Crime fiction, Detective fiction, Westerns|
|Notable works||Walt Longmire series of novels|
Craig Allen Johnson (born January 16, 1961) is an American author who writes mystery novels. He is best known for his Sheriff Walt Longmire novel series. The books are set in northwest Wyoming where Longmire is sheriff of the fictional county of Absaroka. The series debuted in 2004 and as of September 2018, Johnson has written fourteen novels, two novellas, and a collection of short stories featuring Longmire. Some of the novels have been on The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2012, Warner Horizon adapted the novels for a television series.
As of September 2018, Johnson has written fourteen novels featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire. They have been translated into fourteen languages and have won numerous awards including the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir and the SNCF Mystery of the Year.
The former A&E TV series Longmire (now on Netflix), based on Johnson's novels, premiered on June 3, 2012 with cast members, Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Adam Bartley, A. Martinez, Zahn McClarnon, and John Bishop. Longmire debuted as A&E's #1 original-series premiere of all time with 4.1 million total viewers. All existing episodes (including those originally made for A&E) are now available to view on Netflix; seasons 4, 5, and 6 were made for Netflix after A&E had cancelled the series. Longmire is filmed in New Mexico. The sixth and final season was released in 2017 on Netflix.
The success of Johnson's novels is celebrated in an annual festival, called Longmire Days. The festival is held in the small town of Buffalo, Wyoming, the real life inspiration for the series' fictional setting. Close to 12,000 people attend the festival each year including the author, many of the actors from the TV series, and (on occasion) the publishers and producers.
|The Cold Dish||2004||9780143036425||Walt Longmire|
|Death Without Company||2006||9780143038382||Walt Longmire|
|Kindness Goes Unpunished||2007||9780143113133||Walt Longmire|
|Another Man’s Moccasins||2008||9780143115526||Walt Longmire||2009 Spur Award for Best Western Short Novel|
|The Dark Horse||2009||9780143117315||Walt Longmire|
|Junkyard Dogs||2010||9780143119531||Walt Longmire|
|Hell is Empty||2011||9780143120988||Walt Longmire|
|Divorce Horse||2012||9781101592649||Walt Longmire||eBook short story|
|As the Crow Flies||2012||9780143123293||Walt Longmire|
|Christmas in Absaroka County||2012||9781101623718||Walt Longmire||four Christmas stories, eBook short stories|
|A Serpent's Tooth||2013||9780670026456||Walt Longmire|
|Spirit of Steamboat||2013||9780143125877||Walt Longmire|
|Any Other Name||2014||9780143126973||Walt Longmire|
|Wait for Signs||2014||9780143127826||Walt Longmire||twelve stories|
|Dry Bones||2015||9780525426936||Walt Longmire|
|The Highwayman||2016||9780735220904||Walt Longmire|
|An Obvious Fact||2016||9780143109129||Walt Longmire|
|The Western Star||2017||9780143109136||Walt Longmire|
|Depth of Winter||2018||9780525522478||Walt Longmire|
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- Munn, Patrick (March 2012). "A&E's New Drama Series Longmire to Premier June 3". TVWise. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
- Seidman, Robert (June 4, 2012). "Network TV Press Releases: A&E's 'Longmire' Debuted as the Network's #1 Original Series Premiere of All Time with 4.1 Million Viewers + 'The Glades'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
- "Longmire Season 4 And Its Ups And Downs. Ten Things You Should Know About Its Epic Resurrection". yareah.com.
- Marifosque, Raphael (23 June 2015). "'Longmire' season 4 news: Production under way, series to pick up from events in the previous finale". Ecumenical News.
- Gomez, Adrian (March 23, 2016). "New Mexico-filmed 'Longmire' to begin season 5 production". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
- Palmer, Aaron (May 17, 2016). "Buffalo Chamber Releases Schedule For Longmire Days Events". Sheridan Media. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
The series is based on the Longmire series of books, written by local author Craig Johnson. The books take place in fictitious Durant, Absoraka County, Wyoming and are based on people and places in and around Buffalo and Johnson County.
- Hergett, Rachel. "Longmire, author Craig Johnson alike in many ways". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
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- "Winners". Western Writers of America. 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
- "Craig Johnson makes crime pay". Los Angeles Times. July 20, 2008.
- "Le cow-boy du Wyoming". Le Nouvel Observateur. July 16, 2009.
- "Television series based on Craig Johnson's Wyoming sheriff in the works". The Buffalo Bulletin. July 26, 2010.
- Schaffer, Rachel (2010). "With a Little Help from His Friends: The Functions of Diversity in Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire Series". Clues: A Journal of Detection. 28.2.