Sebastian Junger

Oct 26, 2004
Outside Magazine
Books by Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is fascinated with "extreme situations and people at the edges of things," and his expertise in covering dangerous work across the globe has garnered him the National Magazine Award for Reporting. The author of The Perfect Storm and Fire, Junger has traveled the world in his pursuit of covering life on the edge. He's worked as a special correspondent in Afghanistan, reported on the LURD besiegement of Monrovia in Liberia, human rights abuses in Sierra Leone, war crimes in Kosovo, the peacekeeping mission in Cypress, wildfire in the American West, guerilla war in Afghanistan, and hostage-taking in Kashmir. He has also worked as a freelance radio correspondent during the war in Bosnia. Junger is a native New Englander and a graduate of Wesleyan University. After a chainsaw injury he suffered while working as a high-climber for tree-removal companies, Junger switched gears to focus on journalism, primarily writing about people with dangerous jobs, from fire fighting to offshore drilling to commercial fishing, which led to his 1994 feature in Outside entitled, "The Storm," which led to the international best seller The Perfect Storm.

The Whale Hunters
The world wants them to stop, but it's the trade of their grandfathers. With a harpoon and their wits, they ply the waters of the Caribbean in search of their 40-ton prey. And when they're gone, it all goes with them.

See You in Six Months: Falling off the Edge
A day's walk into the Moroccan Desert, Sebastian Junger confronts a dizzying temptation.

Going to the Source
He was almost everything a 14-year-old boy thought he wanted to become

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