Biography

Francisco Goldman

Francisco Goldman has published four novels and one book of nonfiction. 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.

Francisco Goldman

Books by Francisco Goldman

by Francisco Goldman - Memoir, Nonfiction

THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT is Francisco Goldman’s story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife’s death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico.

by Francisco Goldman - Fiction

In a novel that possesses the immediacy and power of a memoir, Francisco Goldman recounts the story of his passionate, if improbable, love affair with a woman two decades his junior and of the nearly insurmountable grief that stalked him after its tragic conclusion.