A former New York City public school teacher, writer Eula Biss currently teaches creative nonfiction at Northwestern University. She is the author of three books, The Balloonists; Notes from No Man’s Land, which won numerous awards including the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for criticism; and On Immunity: An Innoculation. Biss, often compared to writers like Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, has also won a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Jaffe Award, and she writes criticism for outlets including Harper’s, The Believer, and Gulf Coast. She lives in Rogers Park with her husband and their son.