Contributors | September/October 2003

Donovan Webster (” No Clear Skies“), a former senior editor for Outside, is the author of Aftermath: The Remnants of War. His new book, The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II, will be published in October.

Osha Gray Davidson (” Dirty Secrets“) has written five books, including his latest, Fire in the Turtle House: The Green Sea Turtle and the Fate of the Ocean. Davidson, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, is at work on a book about George W. Bush and the environment.

Donovan Webster

David Hajdu David Hajdu (“Who’s Got the Blues?”) has been writing about music for more than 20 years and is the author of two award-winning books, Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn and Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña. He plays guitar with other writers in a swing band that he says is aptly named the Sad-Assed Gypsies and is married to the jazz singer Karen Oberlin. He notes that their newborn son, Nathan, sings “in the vein of Yoko Ono.”

Rebecca Paley Rebecca Paley (“End of the Road”) is a staff correspondent at People magazine. Previously a reporter at the Poughkeepsie Journal, she has also written for the Forward and ARTnews.

Marc Rosenthal ( P.S.) is the illustrator of many children’s books, including The Absentminded Fellow and The Runaway Beard.

Joshua Hammer (“The Death of Rachel Corrie”) is the Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek. He is the author of Chosen by God: A Brother’s Journey, about his younger brother’s decision to become a member of an ultraorthodox Hasidic community, and A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place, which was published in September.

Joshua Hammer

Ted Williams (” Down Upon the Suwannee“), a contributing writer for Mother Jones, has received the National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Achievement Award for his writings on wildlife conservation. His previous stories for the magazine have examined the impact of Southern pine plantations (” False Forests,” May/June 2000) and road building in the Tongass National Forest (” A Crossroad for Wilderness,” September/October 2002).

Jonathan Kantor ( cover photo) is a regular contributor to Outside and was recently named one of the nation’s most promising photographers — one of the “30 under 30” — by Photo District News.

Joshua Hammer