Former Lannan Writer in Residence Forrest Gander reads at the Marfa Book Company on Saturday, October 20th at 6 pm.
Gander will read from his new novel The Trace, published by New Directions this year. Gander is a writer and translator with degrees in geology and English literature. Concerned largely with the way the self is revised and translated in encounters with the foreign, his book, Core Samples from the World was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His recent translations include Watchword by Pura López Colomé and, with Kyoko Yoshida, Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura, winner of the Best Translated Book Award in 2012. Gander has received awards from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Whiting, NEA and Howard Foundations.