Crossing Borders, The Immigrant Voice in American Literature
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Panelist, Francisco Goldman

Francisco Goldman Francisco Goldman was born in 1954 and raised in Needham, Massachusetts, and Guatemala City. He was educated at the University of Michigan. His short stories and journalism have appeared in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker. He is the translator into English of several stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, two of which were published "a long time ago" by Playboy. From 1982 - 1987, Goldman wrote about Central America for Harper's Magazine.

Goldman is the author of the novel The Long Night of White Chickens (1992), which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and which was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. The Ordinary Seaman (1997), his second novel, was also nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and for the IMPAC Dublin International Literature Prize. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow.

He is the Allan K. Smith Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He has two books forthcoming from Grove Press--his new novel, tentatively called The Divine Husband, and a nonfiction book on the Bishop Gerardi murder case in Guatemala. Goldman lives in Mexico City and New York City.


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