AUTHOR | JOURNALIST | STORYTELLER
Ratha Tep is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and has also written for other publications including The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, and Travel + Leisure. Wally the World's Greatest Piano-Playing Wombat (Princeton Architectural Press, October 2022) is her debut picture book.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST PIANO-PLAYING WOMBAT
Art by Camilla Pintonato
Ratha is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where she's written cover features for the Travel section on Virginia Woolf’s childhood in Cornwall and Truman Capote’s early years along the Mediterranean. She's also hunted down the best boeuf bourguignon in Burgundy for a cover story for The Wall Street Journal's Off Duty section, and has written about, among other things, hobbit holes in Switzerland, W. B. Yeats, and popcorn.
Ratha created Max's Boat as a deep-dive into the world of picture books. Each week, one picture book writer or illustrator will share their favorite picture books and explain their picks in an interview.