Maria Finn

Maria Finn is the author of the TED Book, “The Whole Fish, How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Will Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean.” (October 2012) Her novel–in-progress, Sea Legs & Fish Nets, based on her experiences working on an all female commercial fishing boat in Alaska was a finalist for The Pen/Bellwether Prize for novels that address issues of social and environmental justice. Her memoir, Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home (Algonquin Books 2010) was published in United States, Holland and Italy. It has been optioned by Fox Studios for a television series. Her book on edible gardening, A Little Piece of Earth, was published by Rizzoli in 2010. She compiled and edited the literary anthologies Cuba in Mind, (Vintage 2004) and Mexico in Mind (Vintage) 2006. Her essays have been anthologized in The Best Food Writing 2006, The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007, A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution (2007), Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North (2009), and The New York Times 36 Hours (2011). She has been a regular contributor to Sunset Magazine and has written for Afar Magazine, Audubon Magazine, Saveur, Gastronomica, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wine Spectator, among many other publications.


Intertidal Zone by Maria Finn

    I live in an intertidal zone. During low tide, herons peck in channels running through the thick, oily mud.  Around the docks, a one-legged gull and brazen snowy egret are unafraid of the dogs that step outside to howl at the occasional raccoon or the cats fighting for […]