Krista Eastman is the author of The Painted Forest, which Poets & Writers named one of the best literary nonfiction debuts of 2019. Her essays have been named Notable in Best American Essays and published in The Georgia ReviewKenyon Review, and Witness, among others.

She was born and raised in the Driftless hills of Wisconsin. After living in Senegal, France, Antarctica, and the eastern U.S., she returned to Wisconsin where she now lives with her partner and young son. She’s working on a new book called Pionier.