David M. Guss is a writer and anthropologist who has lived and worked in various parts of Latin America and Europe. In addition to his anthropological work, Guss is a published poet and translator. Fascinated with escape literature since childhood, he was introduced to prisoner-of-war escapee Alistair Crams widow, Isobel, and given full access to his papers, including the wartime journals on which his book Almost Home is based. He lives in the United States.
David M. Guss