Lew Freedman

Lew Freedman is a former Alaska resident who spent 17 years at the Anchorage Daily News as sports editor and columnist. The author of 58 books, Freedman  is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in journalism and he earned a  Master’s degree from Alaska Pacific University. He currently resides in Indiana with his wife Debra.

Among his Alaska titles are: the best-selling Iditarod Classics, More  Iditarod Classics, Father of the Iditarod: The Life Of Joe Redington, Dangerous  Steps, George Attla: The Legend of the Sled Dog Trail, Diamonds In The Rough, Iditarod Dreams, and Fishing For A Laugh.

Freedman, who has also written for Alaska magazine and Alaska  Newspapers, has won more than 250 journalism awards in his career and worked on  the staffs of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Chicago Tribune, covering government, writing feature stories and sports stories.

During his many years of living in Alaska, Freedman experienced numerous earthquakes, one as powerful as 7.2 on the Richter Scale. He considers Alaska to be as beautiful place as there is in the world and as special as when he first saw it in 1983. Freedman still makes regular visits to Alaska to fish, gaze at the mountains, and spend time with family.


Bad Friday Diamonds in the Rough Father of the Iditarod Iditarod Classics Iditarod Dreams More Iditarod Classics Accidental Adventurer, The One Second to Glory Yukon Quest Spirit of the Wind Denali Ranger