James Barilla

James Barilla is the author of My Backyard Jungle: The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who Turned His Yard into Habitat and Learned to Live with It (Yale University Press), which considers the habitat of a typical urban yard as a microcosm of  burgeoning cities like Delhi and Rio de Janeiro, and West with the Rise: Fly Fishing Across America (University of Virginia Press). His work has appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic, The New York Times, and Conservation, and he has appeared on national public radio shows such as WHYY’s Radio Times and PRI’s Living on Earth. He teaches creative nonfiction and environmental literature in the MFA program at the University of South Carolina.