John Balzar

John Balzar is the author of “Yukon Alone: The World’s Toughest Adventure Race,” named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. His magazine work has been collected in anthologies including, “Wild Stories: The Best of Men’s Journal.” A veteran newspaper journalist, he was awarded the Scripps-Howard Ernie Pyle Prize for human interest storytelling. He has sailed across the Pacific, worked as a river Boatman in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge and holds NOAA Science Diver certification.

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