At the end of February, Anchor Books will publish a new collection of Jon Krakauer’s writing titled Classic Krakauer.
The eBook will consist of nine essays, most of which originally appeared in magazines more than 20 years ago.
“I’m grateful to Anchor for resurrecting these forgotten pieces even though my editor deep-sixed my suggestion to call the book Leftover Pizza (I don’t know about you, but I really like leftover pizza),” said Krakauer.
The gripping articles were originally published in periodicals such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian, display the singular investigative reporting that made Krakauer famous—and show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism.
Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these articles take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of greater Seattle at any moment; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherwordly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo.
Rigorously researched and vividly written, marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop, the pieces in Classic Krakauer are unified by the author’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.
You can pre-order the book at a huge discount until Feb. 27 by clicking here.