Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer is not a fan of Everest

The book Into Thin Air is a riveting, on-the-mountain account of the calamitous disaster that claimed eight lives on Mt. Everest in 1996. Though the event it depicts is the same, that book was not credited as the source material for the new movie Everest — it is considered an original screenplay, based on cumulative research done by the writers and filmmakers.

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On the Books: Into the Wild author Jon Krakauer will take on campus rape in next book

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Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, is tackling a new subject: campus rape. His upcoming nonfiction work Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town will feature accounts of sexual assaults at the University of Montana and is set for release April 21. (USA Today)

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