Department of English at Illinois State University

ISU Alum Named James Beard Foundation Award Nominee

The Department of English is proud to announce that ISU alumna Terra Brockman was recently named a 2010 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD nominee in Writing and Literature for her book The Seasons on Henry's Farm.

Terra Brockman was raised in central Illinois, where four generations of her family have farmed. She earned a BA in biology and BA and MA degrees in English at Illinois State University, then lived and worked as a teacher, writer, and editor in Japan and New York City for fifteen years, with time out to travel extensively, from Nepal to Eritrea to Morocco to the Baltics. In 2001, she founded The Land Connection, a nonprofit working to save farmland, train new organic farmers, and connect consumers with fresh local foods.

Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.