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Gina Rae La Cerva
FIFF 2023 Keynote Speaker

Gina Rae La Cerva is a geographer and environmental anthropologist. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food was recommended by the New York Times Summer Reading List and selected as a Best Nonfiction Book of 2020 by Amazon.

An avid adventurer, La Cerva has researched tsunamis in Indonesia, crossed the Pacific Ocean on a sailboat, and followed the wild meat trade from the rainforests of the Congo Basin to the streets of Paris.

She is dedicated to writing about environmental science and philosophy in ways that both personalize and contextualize dense academic research, broadening the scope of engagement with these subjects to scientists and non-scientists alike.

Her book "Feasting Wild" is a remarkable celebration of biodiversity, Indigenous and women's knowledge, our vital connection to nature, and delicious flavors! Signed copies will be available during the festival!

    “Feasting Wild is indeed a feast — a memorable, genre-defying work that blends anthropology and adventure, love and loss. Gina Rae La Cerva is a keen observer and a wonderful writer.”

— Elizabeth Kolbert, bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction


For more information about Gina Rae La Cerva and "Feasting Wild" visit her website:

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