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Francisco Goldman

35th annual Key West Literary Seminar

Revealing Power: The Literature of Politics
January 12–15, 2017

Francisco Goldman has published four novels and one book of non-fiction.  His most recent novel is Say Her Name, which 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 a 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 many languages.  He is currently back to work on the novel that writing The Interior Circuit interrupted.

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, Harper’s, the Believer, 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., and then hightails it back to Mexico City.

Selected Bibliography

The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle (2015)
Say Her Name: A Novel (2012)
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? (2008)
The Ordinary Seaman
(1998)
The Long Night of White Chickens (1993)

Online Resources

New Yorker contributor page
NPR article
the New Yorker article

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