Jake Halpern is not only an author and journalist, but is also a radio producer. Jake attended Yale University and received his undergraduate degree in 1997. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, the New Republic, Entertainment Weekly, Slate, Smithsonian, GQ, Sports Illustrated, and New York Magazine. Halpern is also a commentator and freelance producer for Nation Public Radio’s All Things Considered and a contributor to This American Life.
Halpern’s first book, Braving Home, reflects on the lives of Americans who actively choose to live in or near dangerous places. His second book, Fame Junkies, discusses the psychological structures of celebrity obsession. Currently, two of Jake’s stories are being developed into fictional dramatic series on HBO.
Jake published his first novel, Dormia, an epic tale about a hidden kingdom, a twelve year old boy named Alfonso, and the ancient magic of sleep, in the spring of 2009. This book was soon followed by the second book, Worlds End, and the third, Shadow Tree.
Nowadays, he divides his time between producing radio pieces, doing magazine articles and writing books. When he’s not working, he enjoys traveling to remote places and hiking in the wilderness with his wife and sons.
For more information on Jake visit http://www.jakehalpern.com/