A New Martha Graham Biography from Deborah Jowitt

January 29, 2024

Bessie Award–winning dance critic Deborah Jowitt’s definitive biography of Martha Graham, Errand into the Maze: The Life and Works of Martha Graham, will be published on January 30 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Jowitt traces Graham’s life path, from her studies with Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn to her time at Bennington College, where several­ of her creations found their first audiences, to the development of her own technique and company—and everything after and in between.

Built on years of research, the new biography paints a well-informed portrait of the iconic artist, infused with anecdotes from Graham’s life and bolstered by Jowitt’s own expertise from years as a dancer, choreographer, and writer.