writer, musher, and adventurer
Blair Braverman is a writer, adventurer, and long-distance dogsledder who has completed some of the toughest sled dog races in the world. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Outside magazine and a contributor to The New York Times, This American Life, Vogue, and many other venues. Her third book and debut novel, Small Game, came out with Ecco/HarperCollins in fall 2022.
In a page-turner powered by wit and plot twist, the biggest surprise may be that Blair Braverman has written one of the smartest—and most humane—satires of our media age as a tale of wilderness survival.
JEFF SHARLET, bestselling author of THE FAMILY and THE UNDERTOW
WELCOME TO THE GODDAMN ICE CUBE
“As a storyteller and a stylist, Braverman is remarkably skilled, with a keen sense of visceral detail that borders on sublime. Her ability to draw readers into heart-pounding action sequences is what makes the book so courageous and original as a travel narrative and a memoir of self-discovery.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“. . . a richly insightful work whose bold but delicately delivered honesty has much to teach us. . . . Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube is gorgeous, moving and universally resonant. Most of all, it’s important.”
What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown, New York Times
Pirates, Slavers, and Poachers: Violence on the High Seas, New York Times
What To Do When You Lose a Dog, Outside
On Being a Woman Alone in the Woods, Outside
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Blair is available for keynotes and events, both in-person and virtual. She combines stories from the trail with lessons that her sled dogs have taught her about teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and resilience (plus—of course—adorable dog pictures). Past audiences include Apple, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, The League of Minnesota Cities, Women of the Channel, and Konica Minolta. For information and inquiries, please contact The Harry Walker Agency.