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