Jonathan Franklin

Jonathan Franklin


Jonathan Franklin is an award-winning journalist published in 30 languages around the world. He regularly reports for the Guardian, Washington Post, Dagbladet, Der Spiegel, Jerusalem Post, Sydney Morning Herald and Rolling Stone magazine, among many others. His investigative reporting has been used by CBS 60 Minutes, A&E TV, The BBC and numerous documentary productions worldwide. Franklin lives with his wife Toty Garfe and their six daughters in Santiago, Chile. His coverage of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground attracted worldwide attention and his non-fiction book on the subject, The 33, was published to great acclaim in 2011.

Jonathan’s latest book, 438 Days, the story of Jose Salvador Alvarenga, the Salvadorian fisherman who was adrift in the Pacific Ocean for 14 months on a small boat, will be published by Macmillan in the UK and Atria in the US in Autumn 2015.

Jonathon Franklin @FranklinBlog

"Vado a pesca, torno domani". Ma non è andata esattamente così. Naufrago per circa 14 mesi.
#booklandia #libridaleggere #leggerechepassione #ocean #20aprile @FabbriEditori @FranklinBlog

"Survival is not a passive activity, it's an active pursuit. If you don't work at it, you are screwed... one of the most dangerous things you can do in life is minimize all risks.

"Maybe if people read this they will realize that if I can make it,they can make it. Many people suffer only because of what happens in their head; I was also physically being tortured. I had no food. No water. If I can make it so can you.

"It is a gift to be a teenager, and I see a dad’s job as lifeguard, not chaperone."


¿Qué es La Pampa y por qué era tan peligrosa esta zona de Madre de Dios? vía @elcomercio_peru

Where do hitmen go for rehab? The only rehab school for sicarios in the world -- in Venezuela....

#Venezuela violence so nasty they even have a rehab school for Hitmen. WTF?
my reporting here

John Bolton and Elliot Abrams about to do the impossible: create a fantasy of gringo invasion that unifies Venezuela support for Maduro. Mission Impossible by the Reagan retreads. Incredible. @reutersvzla @venanalysis