A part-time resident of Tbilisi for almost a decade, Tara Isabella Burton has written about Georgia, the Caucasus, and more for National Geographic Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist's 1843 Magazine, and more. She is the author of the novel Social Creature and the former religion correspondent for Vox.com. Tara holds a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Oxford. She was the winner of the 2012 Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for travel writing.