James Prosek is an artist and the author of eight books inspired by his interest in fishing. He published his first book, Trout: An Illustrated History (Knopf, 1996), while still an undergraduate at YaleUniversity. In addition to writing articles for various publications such as The New York Times and Audubon magazine, Prosek has also been profiled in media outlets such as NPR's All Things Considered, Watercolor magazine, and The New York Observer. He's been fly-fishing with Tom Brokaw during a Nightly News segment and has sold Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner four different paintings that hang in the publisher's home in Idaho. His first solo art show in New York was at Gerald Peters Gallery in 1999 followed by other shows in Santa Fe, Philadelphia, and Paris, to name a few.