ANNE GISLESON



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Gisleson’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The Oxford American, The Believer and many other publications. Her essays have been featured in several anthologies such as Best American Non-Required Reading, Life in the Wake, and others. She co-edited and co-wrote How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a Work in Progress, about ground-up rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and wrote the accompanying essays for photographer Michel Varisco’s Shifting, a book about the beauty and degradation of the coastal wetlands. She teaches creative writing at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and is co-founder of the literary and visual arts non-profit Antenna.
On Anne Gisleson’s The Futilitarians (Little, Brown) —

“Essential... this is a shattering and very important important book...one of the best books of this year.”
— Dave Eggers

“Sets out a search for meaning in grand terms and resolves the search in the beauty of loving detail...Plus, spoiler, it ends in fireworks and a reading list you do not want to miss.”
— Louise Erdrich

“A beautiful book about things that matter-- love, death, grief, anger, regret, renewal, the life of the mind, the life of the heart, and the life of the world around you.”
— Sam Lipsyte