Eula Biss is an American non-fiction writer.
She won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, Rona Jaffe Writers' Award, the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a Guggenheim Fellow. She is an editor at Essay Press.
After earning a bachelor's degree in non-fiction writing from Hampshire College, Biss moved to New York City. She taught in public schools where her experiences profoundly influenced her writing. In 2003, she moved to Iowa City, where she went on to complete her MFA in the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. She teaches at Northwestern University.
An artist in residence at Northwestern University, Biss is also the author of two books and the founder of Essay Press. Her second book, Notes from No Man's Land, won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. In March 2010, "Notes from No Man's Land" won the National Book Critics Circle Award in the criticism category.
- "No-Man’s-Land", The Believer, February 2008
- The Balloonists Hanging Loose Press, 2002, ISBN 978-1-931236-07-2
- Notes from No Man's Land Graywolf Press, 2009 ISBN 978-1-55597-518-0
- Melissa Farnand (Winter 2006). "The Balloonists: Eula Biss". Double Room.
- Time Out Chicago Issue 208. February 19–25, 2009