Francisco Goldman is the author of five books—three works of fiction, The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman, and The Divine Husband, and two works of non-fiction, The Art of Political Murder and Say Her Name. His first novel, The Long Night of White Chickens, was awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for first fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The Ordinary Seaman, his second novel, was a finalist for the International IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction. The Art of Political Murder was a New York Times 100 Notable Book of 2007 and a Washington Post Book World 100 Best Books of 2007. Goldman’s most recent book, Say Her Name, has received much acclaim. It is a personal history about his marriage to Aura Estrada and Estrada’s death from injuries suffered in a swimming accident at Mazunte, Mexico, in 2007. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fellow at the New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers, and is currently Allan K. Smith Professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
He lives in New York City and Mexico City.