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Jeff Long's is a jack of all trades, his writing career spanning the various subsections of: novelist, historian, journalist, and screenwriter. His books have been well recieved, and awarded the Texas Literary Award, the Western Writers of America Best Novel Award, the British Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, and the American Alpine Club's Literary Award.

A Veteran climber and traveler, he has visited the Himalayas, Everest and Makalu, even leading one expedition and guiding tour groups into Tibet. His visits to the Himalayas started thirty years ago, and inspired his novel 'The Ascent', which described both an Everest disaster and the larger tragedy of genocide in Tibet. In 1976, he served three months in Nepalese jails on smuggling charges. That exposure led to articles about the CIA/Tibetan guerrilla movement and the 1990 democratic revolution in Nepal, which have appeared in various magazines. He was even a 1996 OSCE elections supervisor in Bosnia's first democratic elections, where he did interviews of Bosnians and American troops for a human rights group

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