Meet Andrew Hunt

In 2011, Andrew Hunt, a professor of U.S. History at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, decided to pursue his dream of becoming a novelist. He submitted his manuscript for City of Saints to the Tony Hillerman Prize competition. He was thrilled to get the telephone call five months later letting him know he won the prize.


Since then, Andrew’s career as a mystery author has taken off. Not only did City of Saints receive rave reviews, but its sequel, A Killing in Zion, was met with similar critical acclaim. "History and mystery are well combined here," raved the San Jose Mercury News. Similarly, Publisher's Weekly enthusiastically noted: "“Hunt's excellent second mystery featuring Art Oveson lives up to the promise of his Hillerman Prize-winning debut, City of Saints (2012) ... Readers will cheer a hero who is not only a fine policeman but also a family man with a strong moral compass.”


A third novel in the Art Oveson Series set in Salt Lake City of the 1930s, Desolation Flats, will be published in November of 2016. Set in Salt Lake City in 1938, the novel depicts the intriguing world of land-speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats.


Andrew is currently completing a supernatural thriller set on a university campus in the 1960s.


A professor of modern U.S. History at the University of Waterloo, he divides his time between teaching, writing, listening to Blues, and spending time with family.