Seth Kantner

49 Writers weekly round-up

We might still be waiting for snow here in Anchorage, but that’s not stopping the 2009 Mushing History Conference, bringing together authors, historians, researchers, writers, veteran mushers and supporters of the colorful history of sled dog travel. In addition to several well-known mushers, speakers and presenters will include Jane Haigh of Kenai, author of Gold …

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Review of Kantner’s “Shopping for Porcupine”

In preparation for our “Ordinary Wolves” discussion, we’re running a thoughtful review of Kantner’s follow-up nonfiction book. By Amanda Coyne. Posted originally at Alaska Dispatch. Used with permission.Wallace Stegner, often hailed the dean of Western literature, would be 100 years old this week. In The New York Times, columnist Timothy Egan quotes friends of Stegner’s …

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Seth Kantner: A 49 Writers Interview

Booklist calls him “impressively fluent and probing,” an author whose “cultural insight, daring wit, and ecological vision echo those of Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Barbara Kingsolver.” “As a revelation of the devastation modern America brings to a natural lifestyle,” says Publishers Weekly of his first novel, “it’s a tour de force and may …

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Doogan, Kantner and Sherwonit reviewed in the Press

I’d spent the week ranting, as I often do, about the lack of book review coverage and general promotion opportunities for writers, when out comes the Anchorage Press Summer Books issue with three thoughtfully written reviews. About Kantner’s Shopping for Porcupine, an essay collection accompanied by photos, reviewer Krestia DeGeorge writes: “The writing here rings …

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