Kristen Gehrman (b. 1989) is from Charleston, South Carolina, USA and earned her M.A. in linguistics and literary translation from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She now lives in The Hague, where she works as a professional translator and teaches academic writing and translation at Leiden University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and other academic institutions. She was the English translator of Lize Spit at the 2016 Crossing Border Festival and has been commissioned to translate samples by Dutch and Flemish authors such as Anne-Fleur van der Heiden, Rob van Essen, Astrid Panis, and Aukelien Weverling. In 2017, she participated in the ELV Summer School for Literary Translation in Utrecht.