Tara Isabella Burton

Tara Isabella Burton’s work on religion, culture, and place can be found at National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Al Jazeera America, Smithsonian Magazine, The BBC, The Atlantic, Conde Nast Traveller, Salon, The Paris Review Daily, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Statesman, Tin House Open Bar, The American Reader, Outside, and more. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Arc, Shimmer, PANK, and more. She is the winner of The Spectator’s 2012 Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for travel writing. She has recently completed her first novel.

She is currently a Clarendon Scholar at Trinity College, Oxford, working on a doctorate in theology and fin de siecle French literature.

Photo credit: Palmyre Manivet