An Evening with Sebastian Junger


Author Sebastian Junger talks about his new book 'Tribe' during an interview at The Half King bar and restaurant on West 23rd street in New York, on Tuesday, April 26th 2016.

November 15, 2017, 7 pm
City Opera House, Traverse City
Guest host: Phil Caputo
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Doors open at 6 pm with live music, cash bar and Morsels sweet treats. Q & A and book signing post event.

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War and Peace in a Fractured America


Sometimes success is a perfect storm. In Sebastian Junger’s case, success is The Perfect Storm. After penning his 1997 nonfiction novel about the crew of the Andrea Gail fishing boat, it became an international bestseller, was adapted into a Hollywood film starring George Clooney, and, it’s worth noting, contributed to the explosion of an eponymous household phrase.

The book led Junger to be nicknamed “the new Hemingway” and sparked a new public enthusiasm for adventure non-fiction. An internationally acclaimed journalist, best-selling author, and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker for his 2010 film Restrepo, Junger returns to the National Writers Series to discuss his most recent book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.

TribeCoverThe New York Times described Tribe as “part ethnography, part history, part social science primer, part cri de coeur” and “one of [this election season’s] most intriguing political books.” In it, Junger takes a close look at the fractured domestic state to which American veterans make their homecoming. His ethnographic study investigates the tribal instinct of humankind and delves into queries on war, trauma, and—as its subtitle promises—belonging.

Junger last joined the National Writers Series in 2011. His work often deals with the encroachment of chaos on ordinary life. A contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Junger has won the National Magazine Award and the Dupont-Columbia Award for broadcast journalism and received critical acclaim for his stunningly crafted nonfiction books.


Guest host Phil Caputo is an award-winning journalist—the cowinner of a Pulitzer Prize—and the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including A Rumor of War, one of the most highly praised books of the twentieth century, and the novel Some Rise by Sin. He and his wife, Leslie Ware, divide their time between Norwalk, Connecticut, and Patagonia, Arizona.