Sebastian Junger

Journalist - Writer - Filmmaker

Sebastian Junger is the author of ‘The Perfect Storm’, ‘A Death in Belmont’, ‘Fire’ and ‘War’, and director of ‘Restrepo’, ‘Korengal’, ‘Which way if the front line from here?’ and ‘The Last Patrol’. As a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and as a contributor to ABC News, he has covered major international news stories in Liberia, Sierra Leone and other places around the globe. For over a year, Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington embedded with battle company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, in the remote and heavily contested Korengal valley of eastern Afghanistan. Their film ‘Restrepo’ won the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Junger has reported on the LURD besiegement of Monrovia in Liberia, human rights abuses in Sierra Leone, war crimes in Kosovo, the peacekeeping mission in Cyprus, wildfire in the American West, guerilla war in Afghanistan, and hostage-taking in Kashmir. He has worked as a freelance radio correspondent during the war in Bosnia. Junger lives in New York City and on Cape Cod.