Seth Kantner

Seth Kantner is an American writer from the state of Alaska who has attended the University of Alaska and studied journalism at the University of Montana. He has worked as a photographer, trapper, fisherman, mechanic and igloo-builder and now lives in Kotzebue, Alaska. His 2004 novel Ordinary Wolves tells the story of Cutuk, a boy who, like the author, was raised and home-schooled in a sod igloo on the Alaskan tundra. The book was published by Milkweed Editions and won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. He followed it in 2009 with a memoir, also from Milkweed, Shopping for Porcupine.

Books in order of publication:

Ordinary Wolves – 2004

Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska – 2008

Pup and Pokey – 2014

Swallowed by the Great Land: And Other Dispatches from Alaska’s Frontier – 2015

A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou – 2021

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