Blair Braverman

Blair Braverman  is the  author of Welcome to the Goddam Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North.   Fascinated by the arctic landscape since her first trip to Norway at age ten, Braverman returns to the icy darkness of the northern village of Mortenhals, where she pits herself against a stark and unrelenting wilderness, not unlike the inhabitants themselves. Braverman never softens the jagged edges, and writes “with a keen sense of visceral detail that borders on the sublime.” (New York Times) She has written both a travel narrative and a memoir of self-discovery, experiencing her adventure as “a kind of violence,” one that could have broken her but didn’t.