Russell A. Potter, the founding editor of the Arctic Book Review, is the author of, most recently, Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search (McGill-Queen's).

Jonathan Dore was the commissioning editor of The Encyclopedia of the Arctic, and regularly reviews titles of Arctic interest for both the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times Book Review.

Lawrence Millman is the author of numerous books about the Arctic; his latest, At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic, was published by St. Martin's in 2017.

David C. Woodman is the author of Unravelling the Franklin Mystery: Inuit Testimony, which appeared in a new edition in 2015 from McGill-Queen's University Press.

William Barr is one of the world's foremost scholars of the Arctic regions, and the author or editor of numerous books; his most recent is Polaris: The Chief Scientist's Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73.

Kenn Harper, a longtime Arctic resident and historical columnist for the Nunatsiaq News, is the author of several books about Inuit history, most recently In Those Days: Arctic Crime and Punishment (Inhabit Media) and Thou Shalt Do No Murder: Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic (Nunavut Arctic College/Inhabit Media).

Paddy Eason was given a copy of Markoosie Patsauq’s Harpoon of the Hunter (the first published Inuktitut novel) by his godmother for his 10th birthday, and has been delighting in all types of Arctic literature since. He is currently developing a screen adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic.

Genevieve LeMoine is the author of numerous articles on Canadian and Greenlandic Inuit prehistory, and serves as curator and registrar at the Peary-Macmillan Polar Museum at Bowdoin College.

Paul vanPeenen is an experienced paddler and outdoorsman, who among other things has retraced George Back's route down the river that bears his name.

Regina Koellner is a passionate polar history buff, with a particular interest in the Franklin expedition and its second-in-command, Francis Crozier.

Huw Lewis-Jones is an Arctic scholar and lecturer of high renown; he is co-publisher, with Kari Herbert, at Polarworld. His most recent book is Imagining the Arctic: Heroism, Spectacle and Polar Exploration (I.B. Tauris).

P.J. Capelotti is author or editor of more than a dozen histories of exploration, polar and otherwise; his The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898–1905 has just been published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Kristina Gehrmann is an artist and graphic novelist whose first book, Im Eisland, retells the story of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated final expedition; it's been published in three volumes by Hinstorff.

James A. Hanson is the founder and director of the Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron, Nebraska, and the author of Firearms of the Fur Trade.

Peter Fj├ągesund is the author of The Dream of the North: A Cultural History to 1920 (Rodopi).

David M. Owen, an occasional journalist, has written for the (Toronto) Globe and Mail and Shift magazine.

The late John David Hamilton was an author, broadcaster and former documentary maker with long experience in the North. He was the author of a book, Arctic Revolution (1997), as well as a collection of stories (Bob Friday's Other Eye), and worked for United Press International and CBC Radio and Television.

Lorrie Beaver Levesque lives with her husband and a cat. She hates winter more with every passing year. This does not prevent her from enjoying a lifelong fascination with polar exploration as long as it is in a comfortable chair with a cup of hot tea or cocoa.