Forrest Gander, a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and translator with degrees in geology and literature, was born in the Mojave Desert. His most recent book is Knot, a collaboration with photographer Jack Shear. Among his recent translations are: It Must Be a Misunderstanding by Coral Bracho, Names and Rivers by Shuri Kido, Then Come Back: the Lost Neruda Poems, and Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura, winner of the Best Translated Book Award. Gander’s essays have appeared in The Nation, the Boston Review, and the New York Times Book Review. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim, Howard, United States Artists, and Whiting Foundations.