Jon Krakauer

About

Jon Krakauer grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, where his father introduced him to mountaineering as an eight-year-old. The author of Under the Banner of Heaven, Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, and Eiger Dreams, he has earned a National Magazine Award, the American Geophysical Union’s Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism, and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1998, Krakauer was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. He lives in Colorado.

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