Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray

A writer, naturalist, and activist, Ray is the author of six books including Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, a New York Times Notable Book that was as chosen as the Book All Georgians Should Read; Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home; Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land; Drifting into Darien, a personal and natural history of the Altamaha River; The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, winner of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Award; and a volume of poetry, A House of Branches. Ray lectures widely on nature, community, agriculture, wildness, sustainability, and the politics of wholeness.