Contributor

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 <a href="http://www.wellstoneredwoods.org/" target="_hplink">Wellstone Center in the Redwoods</a>, 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 <a href="http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/03/19/switzerland_goes_rogue" target="_hplink">ForeignPolicy.com</a>, the <em><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/qws/as/qr?sort=date&amp;term=Steve+Kettmann&amp;dmode=range&amp;period=30d&amp;smode=and&amp;scope=term&amp;miny=1995&amp;maxy=2008&amp;minm=01&amp;maxm=12&amp;mind=01&amp;maxd=31&amp;Submit=S">San Francisco Chronicle</a></em>, <a href="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9401EFDC173EF933A25755C0A9679C8B63&amp;scp=9&amp;sq=kettmann&amp;st=nyt">The <em>New York Times</em></a>, the <em>New Republic</em>, <em>Washington Monthly</em>, <a href="http://dir.salon.com/topics/steve_kettmann/">Salon.com</a>, <a href="http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/1999/12/33159">Wired.com </a>and <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/2002/02/war_campaign.html">Motherjones.com</a>, and was a finalist for the <a href="http://www.writenews.com/2001/110201_oja_winners.htm">2001 Online Journalism Award in commentary</a>.<br /> A former staff reporter for <em>New York Newsday</em></a> and the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em></a>, he moved to Berlin in 1999 as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow, serving from 1999 to 2003 as Berlin Correspondent for <a href="http://www.wired.com/search?query=Steve%20Kettmann&amp;orderby=latest&amp;topic=&amp;dups=&amp;siteAlias=noblog">Wired News</a>.