Peter Zuckerman

Peter Zuckerman is a non-fiction writer. He has received some of the most prestigious recognitions in American journalism.

In 2005, he was one of the youngest people to ever win a Livingston Award, the largest, all-media, general reporting prize in America. Among the dozens of other awards his reporting has received is the National Journalism Award, given by the Scripts Howard Foundation for the best newspaper writing in the United States; and the Blethan Award, given for the best journalism in the northwest. PBS profiled Zuckerman in an hour-long documentary, “In a Small Town“; Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Excellence in Journalism profiled Zuckerman as part of a series about courageous reporting; Portland Monthly profiled Zuckerman and his reporting for Buried in the Sky.

Zuckerman has served as visiting faculty at the Poynter Institute, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based journalism organization, and he has taught journalism at universities and professional seminars. He is a resident of the Falcon Art Community and a teacher at the Attic Institute. Zuckerman lives in Portland, Oregon. For more details see his professional website.

Zuckerman can be reached at or 310-507-4689.

Amanda Padoan

Amanda Padoan is a mountaineer and a contributor to Rock and Ice and The Alpinist. 

She teaches trial advocacy at Pepperdine University School of Law. Before joining Pepperdine’s faculty, she was a deputy district attorney in Fresno County and Orange County, California.