Robert Forrest Wilson (January 20, 1883 in Warren, Ohio – May 9, 1942 in Weston, Connecticut) was an American author and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1942 for his biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Crusader in Crinoline: The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1941).
Wilson was born in Warren, Ohio. During the First World War he served as a captain with the US Army Chemical Warfare Service and later (1923-1927) as Assistant Secretary of War charged with gathering historical data on the conflict, much of which formed the basis of several co-authored works about mobilization.
After the war, in common with tens of thousands of Americans he moved to Paris and lived there for some years, a period which he details in his book Paris On Parade
Wilson died shortly after receiving the 1942 Pulitzer Prize.
- The Living Pageant of the Nile, Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1921
- The Road to France: the transportation of troops and military supplies 1917-1918, 1921
- Demobilization, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1921 (with Benedict Cowell)
- Paris on Parade, Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1924
- How to Wine and Dine in Paris, Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1930
- Crusader in Crinoline: The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1941
- The Giant Hand: Our Mobilization and Control of Industry and Natural Resources 1917-1918 (with Benedict Crowell), Yale University Press, New Haven, 1921
- "Forrest Wilson, Wrote Prize Book". The New York Times. May 11, 1942. p. 15. Retrieved August 30, 2012. (subscription required)
- Elizabeth A. Brennan; Elizabeth C. Clarage (1999). Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 20–21. ISBN 978-1-57356-111-2. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- Wilson, Robert Forrest, Paris On Parade, Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1924