Caleb Johnson Caleb Johnson is the author of the novel Treeborne (Picador), which received an honorable mention for the Southern Book Prize and was longlisted for The Crook's Corner Book Prize. His nonfiction has been cited in Best American Essays, and appears in Garden & Gun, Southern Living, The Wall Street Journal, among others. Caleb grew up in Arley, Alabama, studied journalism at The University of Alabama, and earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Wyoming. He has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference and The Jentel Foundation. Currently, Caleb teaches writing at Appalachian State University and mentors graduate students in Drexel University's low-residency MFA program. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.