Sebastian Junger Biography
Sebastian Junger grew up in suburban Massachusetts, not far
from the town of Gloucester, the fishing port depicted in The Perfect Storm
that was home to the Andrea Gail and its crew. He graduated from Wesleyan
University with a degree in cultural anthropology in 1984 and has been a
freelance journalist whose work has appeared in such magazines as Outside,
Men's Journal, American Heritage, and The New York Times Magazine.
Drawn to stories of adventure, Junger has delivered radio reports from the war
in Bosnia, covered smoke jumpers in Idaho's wilderness wildfires, and written
about the smallest border town in Texas. In addition he has for many years
worked as a high climber and trimmer for tree removal companies. He currently lives
in New York City and Cape Cod. The Perfect Storm is his first book.
This biography was last updated on 01/05/2006.
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