Tara Isabella Burton is the author of the novel Social Creature (Doubleday, 2018) and the nonfiction book Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World (PublicAffairs, 2020). Her next novel, The World Cannot Give, will be published by Simon & Schuster in March 2022. She is currently working on, Self-Made, a history of self-creation from Leonardo Da Vinci to the Kardashians, to be published by PublicAffairs in 2023. She has also written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and more. She is a recipient of the 2012 Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize and a 2020 Robert Novak Fellowship.