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Allen K. Smith Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, Trinity College, Connecticut

Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow in Fiction - Class of Spring 2010

Francisco Goldman is a writer and the author of three novels as well as of one work of nonfiction. The Long Night of White Chickens (Grove Atlantic Press, 1992) won the Sue Kaufman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award; The Ordinary Seaman (Grove Atlantic Press, 1997) was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Fiction Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in fiction, and the PEN/Faulkner award and was named one of the “Best Hundred American Books of the Century” by Hungry Mind Review. The Divine Husband was published by Grove Atlantic Press in 2004, and The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop was published in 2007 and became a New York Times 100 Notable Book of 2007, a Washington Post Book World 100 Best Books of 2007, and won the first annual WOLA-Duke Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America.


Goldman covered Central America in the 1980s as a contributing editor for Harper’s magazine, and his fiction, journalism, and essays have appeared in many other publications, including the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Esquire, Outsider, and New York Times Magazine. Goldman has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Center for Scholars and, and is currently a member of the executive board of American PEN.

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