John Sandford

John Sandford is the pseudonym of the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Camp. Camp was born in 1944 and was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his B.A. in American studies from the University of Iowa.

He was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for an article he wrote on the Native American communities in Minnesota and North Dakota and their modern-day social problems. In 1986, Camp won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for a series of articles on the farm crisis in the Midwest.

Camp has written the bestselling Prey series under the name John Sandford, along with the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, The Night Crew, and Dead Watch. He lives in Minnesota.


Kidd Series

Prey Series

Singualr Menace Series

Virgil Flowers Series


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