For his next book, “Into the Wild” writer Jon Krakauer will examine sexual assaults at the University of Montana.
In a statement, Krakauer said someone he was acquainted with was the subject of sexual assault.
“I was angry with myself for being so uninformed, not only about her ordeal but about non-stranger rape in general,” he said. “I responded by doing a lot of reading, and seeking out rape survivors who were willing to share their stories. The more I listened to these women, the more disturbed I became.”
Krakauer’s previous work includes the books “Under the Banner of Heaven" and “Into Thin Air.” Monitor staff called “Into Thin Air” “compelling…. [it has] a raw, ruthless sort of honesty.”
The author also recently wrote an e-book titled “Three Cups of Deceit” about the controversy surrounding “Three Cups of Tea” writer Greg Mortensen.