Best-selling author Nick Jans is one of Alaska’s most recognized and prolific writers. A longtime contributing editor to Alaska Magazine and a member of USA Today’s board of editorial contributors, he’s written twelve books and hundreds of magazine articles and columns, and has contributed to many anthologies and other books. Jans is also a professional nature photographer, specializing in Alaska wildlife, landscapes, and Native cultures in remote locations. He has been the recipient of numerous writing awards over the years, and his photo exhibit, Visions of Wild Alaska, is currently being shown on all Princess Cruises ships in Alaska waters. An accomplished public speaker, he makes multimedia presentations on a variety of Alaska-related subjects, including wildlife and natural history, climate change in Alaska, development versus preservation, and his first love, wolves and grizzlies.
Jans lived for 20 years in northwest arctic Alaska, and currently resides out the Haines Highway with his wife, Sherrie, and their dogs, and travels widely in Alaska. He returns each year to the arctic Inupiaq village of Ambler, and the surrounding country he calls home. He is currently working on several book projects, including a long-simmering literary novel set in the Arctic; a collection of Alaska animal essays; and another book with photographer Mark Kelley, on the Mendenhall Glacier.
Books By Nick Jans
The Last Light Breaking (1993)
A Place Beyond (1996)
Tracks of the Unseen (2000)
Alaska (with photographer Art Wolfe) (2000)
The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell’s Fatal Obsession With Alaskan Bears (2005)
Tracy Arm (with photographer Mark Kelley) (2006)
Alaska: A Photographic Excursion (with photographer Mark Kelley) (2007)
Black Bears of the Mendenhall Glacier (with photographer Mark Kelley) (2008)
The Glacier Wolf (2009)
Once Upon Alaska (with photographer Mark Kelley) (2013)
A Wolf Called Romeo (2014)
The Giant’s Hand (2016)