The Costa Report - December 2, 2011 Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of "The Perfect Storm", "A Death in Belmont", "Fire" and "War". He also teamed with Tim Heatherington to produce "Restrepo", a feature-length documentary that chronicled the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, with whom the filmmakers were embedded with for one year. It was the winner of the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. 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. He has been awarded the National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for Journalism. He became a fixture in the national media when, as a first-time author, he commanded The New York Times bestseller list for more than three years with "The Perfect Storm", which later set sales records and became a major motion picture from Warner Bros, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.