Forrest Gander, a writer and translator with degrees in geology and literature, was born in the Mojave Desert and lives in Petaluma, California. Mr. Gander’s book Core Samples from the World, a meditation on the ways we are revised and translated in encounters with the foreign, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Among his recent titles are the novel The Trace, and two translations: Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda and Alice, Iris, Red Horse: Selected Poems of Gozo Yoshimasu. Be With, his first book of poems since 2011, is forthcoming in 2018 from New Directions.
Mr. Gander is the recipient of grants from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Howard, Whiting and United States Artists Foundations. He was the Briggs-Copeland Poet at Harvard University and later, for many years, the AK Seaver Professor of Literary Arts & Comparative Literature at Brown University.