Steve Kettmann

Publisher, Wellstone Books, Co-director, Wellstone Center in the Redwoods writers' retreat

Steve Kettmann is the co-founder, along with Sarah Ringler, of the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, a writers' retreat center in California that offers weeklong residencies and fellowships and also publishes books through its Wellstone Books imprint. Kettmann, the author or co-author of bestsellers on both sports and politics, has reported from more than forty countries for publications including, the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, the New Republic, Washington Monthly,, and, and was a finalist for the 2001 Online Journalism Award in commentary.
A former staff reporter for New York Newsday and the San Francisco Chronicle, he moved to Berlin in 1999 as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow, serving from 1999 to 2003 as Berlin Correspondent for Wired News.