Blair Braverman is a nonfiction writer and musher who trains and races sled dogs in northern Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in This American Life, Buzzfeed, Orion, the Atavist, and elsewhere. 


Her first book is WELCOME TO THE GODDAMN ICE CUBE, out now from Ecco/HarperCollins.




Iowa Arts Fellow • MacDowell Fellow 
Blue Mountain Center Fellow • Outdoors 30 Under 30 

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The best work of non-fiction I’ve read in 2016, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube is this year’s H is For Hawk.

Library Bound

Blair Braverman has a poet’s heart. She keeps it in a rawhide pouch on her dogsled. Tough, bracing, visionary and epic, her book also manages to be tender and beautiful. You must read it.”

Luis Alberto Urrea

author of The Devil's Highway

Braverman has written a brilliant troubling of travel writing, of the exotic and the familiar and even of the self that survives to tell the tale. An astonishing debut.

Jeff Sharlet

author of The Family

A delicate meditation from the frontiers of feminism, forged by the stark landscapes that prompted it. Braverman is a highly original talent.

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

author of Random Family

...a new classic.


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