Gerri Brightwell is a British writer living in Alaska. In spring 2016 her latest novel, Dead of Winter, was published by Salt (UK). She is the author of two other novels: Cold Country (Duckworth, 2003) and The Dark Lantern (Crown, 2008). Her writing has also appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories 2017, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Copper Nickel, Redivider, BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines, and many other venues. She teaches in the M.F.A. programme at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.