Jack London (born John Griffith Chaney, 1876-1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist, whose stories and novels set in Alaska and the South Pacific earned him worldwide fame.
- "I can't celebrate the romantic ideas or the killing of savages in this book. But I can say I'm fascinated by it and that I find it worth going back to. It's a story which has gained its own life and will probably be with us for as long as we're reading books." --David Vann, "Daily Telegraph"