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Jon Krakauer (b. April 12th, 1954 in Brookine, Massachusetts) is an American non-fiction author who has written numerous bestselling books about the wilderness and mountain-climbing. His book Into the Wild, which chronicles the travels of American adventurer Christopher McCandless, spent two years on the New York Time's bestsellers list. His second book, Into Thin Air, is an account of Krakauer's experiences on Mount Everest in 1996 during a brutal storm. In addition to his books, Krakauer has contributed to several magazines, including National Geographic, Outside, and Rolling Stone.

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