Jonathan Hanson’s writing experience covers a diverse array of natural history and outdoor sports subjects and encompasses explorations on land and sea in North America, Europe, and Africa. He is the author of a dozen books, several co-authored with his wife, Roseann. He has also written for nearly two dozen magazines, and was a correspondent for Outside Magazine.
A Tucson native, his magazine article topics have ranged from African travel to natural history to outdoor equipment to guns to sailing. In spring 2007, he and three friends founded Overland Journal, of which he was executive editor until Spring 2011.
Jonathan has won several awards: the Arizona Press Club Award for natural history feature writing, the National Outdoor Book Award, and the National Park Service award for interpretive excellence. His book Outside Adventure Travel: Sea Kayaking was a finalist for the 7th Annual Banff Mountain Book Festival Adventure Travel Writing Award.
For several years Jonathan operated a sea kayak guide service, leading tours in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. He has taught a variety of subjects, including wildlife tracking, nature writing, and photography, for many conservation organizations. He is an elected Fellow of the Explorer’s Club and the Royal Geographical Society.
Jonathan and Roseann share a remote, off-the-grid property 35 miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona, abutting half a million acres of wild lands and work together on numerous conservation and adventure travel projects.