Richard J. King is an author and illustrator. He wrote Lobster, which was acclaimed by the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History, which was short-listed for the ASLE Creative Book Award and rated as one of the top five science books of 2013 by Library Journal. This fall 2019 he has published Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick and is now touring this book. His next project is Audubon at Sea, co-edited with Christoph Irmscher.