I earned my MFA in fiction writing at the University of Florida where I worked with Padgett Powell and Harry Crews. I receivedthe Hurston/Wright Award in 1993, and was a fellow at the Center for Fiction in 2012. My fiction has appeared in The Sun, The Los Angeles Review, Bridge, The Carolina Quarterly and other publications. I live in Brooklyn and teach writing and literature at St. John's University and John Jay College.

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MANUEL mARTINEZ