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Forrest Gander

Writer and translator Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Desert and currently resides in Petaluma. Gander wrote “Core Samples from the World,” a meditation on the ways we are revised and translated in encounters with foreign ideas, which 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 Poems” and “Alice, Iris, Red Horse: Selected Poems of Gozo Yoshimasu.” His new book of poems, “Be With,” is forthcoming this August.

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