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Andrew Forbes is the author of the short story collections Lands and Forests and What You Need, the latter of which was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and named a finalist for the Trillium Book Prize. He is also the author of The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays and The Only Way is the Steady Way: Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game. Forbes was the 2019 Margaret Laurence Fellow at Trent University. He lives in Peterborough, Ontario with his wife and their three children.