Suzanne Roberts is the author of the essay collection Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties (University of Nebraska Press, 2023), the travel essay collection Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (University of Nebraska Press, October 2020) and the memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (winner of the National Outdoor Book Award), as well as four books of poems. Named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic's Traveler, Suzanne's work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays and included in The Best Women's Travel Writing. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Rumpus, Hippocampus, The Normal School, River Teeth, and elsewhere. She holds a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno and teaches for the low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe. She served as the 2018-2020 El Dorado County Poet Laureate and currently lives in South Lake Tahoe, California.