Tom Kizzia

Tom Kizzia

Tom Kizzia is the author of Cold Mountain Path, the social and environmental history of a ghost town, for which he was named 2022 Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society. He wrote the 2013 bestseller Pilgrim’s Wilderness, chosen by the New York Times as the best true crime book set in Alaska, and by Amazon in its top-ten books of the year list. His first book, the village travel narrative The Wake of the Unseen Object, was recently re-issued in the Alaska classics series of the University of Alaska Press. Tom traveled widely in rural Alaska during a 25-year career as a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, the Columbia Journalism Review, and in Best American Science and Nature Writing. He received an Artist Fellowship from the Rasmuson Foundation and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. A graduate of Hampshire College, he lives in Homer, Alaska, and has a place in the Wrangell Mountains outside McCarthy.
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