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Lisa Hamilton Portrait

For two decades, writer and photographer Lisa M. Hamilton has documented agriculture and rural communities around the world. She is the author of Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness (Counterpoint, 2009). Her feature articles have been published in Harper’s, McSweeney’s, Virginia Quarterly Review, California Sunday, Orion, and Gastronomica. She has also performed her work, at events ranging from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, to Pop-Up Magazine at San Francisco’s Symphony Hall.

Lisa has reported from five continents, always as a freelancer. In 2019, she was a National Fellow with New America, and in 2013, the inaugural visiting scholar with the California Historical Society’s program “Curating California.” She has received additional fellowships and grants from the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Alicia Patterson Foundation, Creative Work Fund of the Haas Foundation and others. Her 2014 article “The Quinoa Quarrel” won the James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for writing on Food Politics, Policy and the Environment.

Since 2013, Lisa has been working on a narrative non-fiction book based in Fresno, California, and northern Laos. It will be published in 2022 by Little, Brown and Company.

Literary Agent

David McCormick
McCormick Literary

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