Notes from No Man's Land
- Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism
Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize
“Two of the qualities that make Eula Biss’s essays in Notes from No Man’s Land compelling and beautiful are precision and independence—independence from orthodoxies of the right and left and the conventions of literary essays and their displays of sensibility and sensitivity. . . . She’s important to this moment, important to the opening up of what essays can be, important for setting a standard of integrity and insight, and she’s also a joy to read.”—Rebecca Solnit
Graywolf at 45: Minneapolis Literary Gala
Celebrate Graywolf's forty-five years of adventurous publishing and welcome our biggest literary stars to our home town
The 2019 Graywolf Literary Gala will feature Eula Biss (On Immunity; Notes from No Man's Land), Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts; The Red Parts), and Claudia Rankine (Citizen; The White Card) with introductions by Danez Smith (Don't Call Us Dead).
Join us for a wonderful evening featuring three authors who embody Graywolf's mission, and enjoy a gourmet appetizer and cocktail reception followed by a seated program with wine, cheese, and desserts. As Graywolf looks back on forty-five years of adventurous publishing, help us celebrate becoming a destination press for some of the most ground-breaking writers of our time.
Tickets on sale starting March 1, 2019. Single tickets are $275, and two or more tickets are $250 each ($75 of each ticket is not tax-deductible). Sponsorships are available starting at $1,000; to learn more, contact Rachel Fulkerson at email@example.com.
All proceeds support Graywolf Press, a nonprofit publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature.
- “[Notes from No Man’s Land] is a beautiful exercise in consciousness; in bringing both intelligence and experience to bear on a subject that has implications for the way one behaves in the world.”—Los Angeles Times
- “Graywolf Press has reissued Biss’ penetrating essay collection—a wise and welcome decision. In a moment when geography seems to have a stranglehold on political sensibilities, Notes from No Man’s Land delivers nuanced regional dispatches from New York, California and the Midwest.”—Los Angeles Times
- “Eula Biss’ Notes From No Man’s Land is the most accomplished book of essays anyone has written or published so far in the 21st century.”—Salon
- “Biss’ pairings of ideas, like those of most original thinkers, have the knack of seeming brilliant and obvious at the same time. . . . Forceful, beautiful essays.”—NPR