Francisco Goldman

Francisco Goldman

Francisco Goldman has published four novels and two books of non-fiction.  His most recent novel, Say Her Name, won the 2011 Prix Femina Etranger.  The Long Night of White Chickens was awarded the American Academy’s Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction.  His novels have been finalists for several prizes, including The Pen/Faulkner and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Ordinary Seaman was also finalist for The International IMPAC Dublin literary award.  The Divine Husband was a finalist for The Believer Book Award. The Art of Political Murder won The Index on Censorship T.R. Fyvel Book Award and The WOLA/Duke Human Rights Book Award.  His books have been published in at least fifteen languages.  His newest book, published in 2014, is The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle.

Francisco Goldman has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Cullman Center Fellow at the NY Public Library, and a Berlin Fellow at the American Academy.  He has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Review of Books, Harper's, The Believer, Letras Libres, El País, and many other publications. He directs the Aura Estrada Prize (www.auraestradaprize.org.) Every year Goldman teaches one semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Ct., where he is the Allan K. Smith Professor of Creative Writing and Literature.  He is also on the faculty of the Queens College Low Residency MFA in Latin American program.  The rest of the year he lives in Mexico City.  Recently he has been writing regularly about the crisis in Mexico for the New Yorker.