Monday, December 20, 2010

Craig Johnson in Casper Star-Trib Sunday, December 19, 2010 edition

The television network A & E gave the go-ahead  for the hourlong pilot, "Longmire," which will be based on Sheriff Walt Longmire, Johnson's lead character in his series of novels. Longmire is fashioned as a Vietnam vet who is the sheriff of a fictional northern Wyoming county.

Johnson's books have won national and international awards, among them the Western Writers of America's Spur Award for the novel of the year for Another Man's Moccasins and France's Prix de 813, awarded to outstanding books translated into French.

See for more info on who are the producers and screenwriters. Filming may start as early as March.

Johnson's 7th book in the Longmire series will be published by Viking on June 2. Hell is Empty will come out just when Junkyard Dogs will be released as a trade paperback by Penguin.

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