Meet the Author: Janisse Ray


Janisse explores the borderland of nature & culture. She has won an American Book Award, Pushcart Prize, Southern Bookseller Award, Southern Environmental Law Center Writing Award, Nautilus Award, & Eisenberg Award, among others; and has been inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Her bestselling first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, was a New York Times Notable. Her recently published eighth, Wild Spectacle, won the Donald L. Jordan Prize for Literary Excellence, which carries a $10K prize. She earned an MFA from the University of Montana & has received 2 honorary doctorates.