Caleb Johnson is the author of the novel Treeborne— an honorable mention for the 2019 Southern Book Prize. Johnson grew up in Arley, AL, studied journalism at The University of Alabama and earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Wyoming. His writing is forthcoming or can be found in Southern Living, the Paris Review Daily, The Bitter Southerner, Lit Hub, Gravy, Southbound, and other publications. Johnson has earned fellowships and grants from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Jentel Writing Residency, and the University of Wyoming. His previous jobs include newspaper reporter, janitor, and whole-animal butcher. Currently, Johnson teaches writing at Appalachian State University and lives on a former horse farm near Boone, NC, with his wife, Irina, and their dog, Hugo.