nna Lappé is a national bestselling author and sought-after public speaker, respected for her work on sustainability, food politics, globalization, and social change. Named one of TIME’s “Eco-Who’s Who,” Anna has been featured in The New York Times and O-The Oprah Magazine, among many other outlets. In 2007, she was honored, along with New York Time columnist Nicholas Kristof, by The Missing Peace Project and was featured with Karenna Schiff Gore and Amanda Hearst in Contribute Magazine’s “21 Under 40 Making a Difference.” With her mother Frances Moore Lappé, Anna leads the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education, and the Small Planet Fund, which has raised nearly half-a-million dollars for democratic social movements worldwide, two of which have won the Nobel Peace Prize since the Fund’s founding in 2002. Anna is a co-host of the public television series, The Endless Feast, and can be seen on Sundance Channel’s Big Ideas for a Small Planet. She has appeared on Fox, NBC, PBS, and the CBC in Canada. Anna’s first book Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet (Tarcher/Penguin 2002), co-written with her mother Frances Moore Lappé, chronicles courageous social movements around the world addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. Winner of the Nautilus Award for Social Change, Hope’s Edge has been published in several languages and is used in classrooms across the country. Called “ingenious” by The New York Times, Anna’s second book Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen (Tarcher/Penguin 2006) combines an exposé on industrial agriculture with chef Bryant Terry’s seasonal menus. For the Grub speaking tour, Anna traveled to sixty-five cities and organized more than two hundred events. Anna serves as a consultant to foundations, media projects, and non-profit organizations and served as a consulting editor for a Nation magazine special issue on food. She is an active board member of the Center for Media and Democracy and the Community Food Security Coalition, the nation’s leading network of food justice and sustainable agriculture organizations. Anna holds an M.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and graduated with honors from Brown University. Anna has worked in South Africa, England, and France. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York where she is at work on her third book for adults and a children’s book series.