Tara Isabella Burton


Tara Isabella Burton is the author of the novels The World Cannot Give and Social Creature, as well as the nonfiction work Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. Her next book, an intellectual history of self-creation called Self-Made, will be published in June 2023.

On Hope and Holy Fools

from Hope Itself, Volume 24, Number 3

To hope is a kind of foolishness.

Desperately Seeking Mothman

from Monsters, Volume 22, Number 1

At their core, cryptids represent the triumph of the particular over the generic.