Timothy Taranto is a painter, poet, and author from New York. He is the author of ARS BOTANICA, awarded Best Genre-Bending Nonfiction of 2017 by BOOK RIOT, a Books Are Magic Staff Pick, and a Top 5 Book of 2017 by Women & Children First. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, BuzzFeed, The Paris Review Daily, and The Believer, among many others. Taranto is a graduate of Cornell and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was a 2016 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference Emerging Writing Fellow, and has taught at the University of Iowa, Cornell College, and the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop.