Forrest Gander, the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature, has degrees in geology and English. The author of more than a dozen books, including the novels The Trace and As a Friend, now translated into half a dozen languages, Gander writes across the genres. His collection, Core Samples from the World (a National Book Critics Circle and 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist), is concerned with the way identity is translated by encounters with the foreign. The editor of several anthologies of poetry from Spain and Latin America, Gander is also a well known translator: Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura won the 2012 Best Translated Book Award. In a collection of essays, A Faithful Existence, Gander explores evolution, literary hoaxes, snapping turtles, and border crossings. He is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Howard, and Whiting Foundations.