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Happy Birthday To Mount Kisco’s Alex Shoumatoff

Alexander "Alex" Shoumatoff turns 67 on Monday.
Alexander "Alex" Shoumatoff turns 67 on Monday. Photo Credit:

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday To Mount Kisco’s Alex Shoumatoff.

Shoumatoff, born in Mount Kisco, turns 67 on Monday. The writer was born Nov. 4, 1946.

He is known for his literary journalism, nature and environmental writing, and books and magazine pieces about political and environmental situations and world affairs.

He was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine from 1978 to 1987, a founding contributing editor of Outside magazine and Condé Nast Traveler, and is a senior contributing editor to Vanity Fair. He is known for reporting on some of the most remote corners of the world and may be, arguably, the most widely traveled magazine journalist with the broadest range in subject matter writing in English.

He has published 10 books and since 2001 has been the editor of  Dispatches From The Vanishing World and hundreds of pages of his writing are posted on the site.

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