Tara Isabella Burton is the author of the novels Social Creature, The World Cannot Give, and the forthcoming Here in Avalon (Simon & Schuster, January 2024), as well as the nonfiction books Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World and Self-Made: Curating Our Image from Da Vinci to the Kardashians. She is currently working on a history of magic and modernity, to be published by Convergent in late 2025. 

​Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic​Granta,The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and more. She also co-writes the Substack newsletter “Line of Beauty” with her husband, Dhananjay Jagannathan.​Tara received a doctorate in theology from Oxford in 2017. She is a Visiting Fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center.

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