Seth Kantner is a writer 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 book 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.