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Francisco Goldman


Francisco Goldman is the author of The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman, The Divine Husband, and The Art of Political Murder. He has been the recipient of Sue Kaufman Prize for first fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a finalist for the International IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1993) : The Long Night of White Chickens
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1998) : The Ordinary Seaman
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1999) : The Ordinary Seaman

Francisco Goldman recommends
The Convalescent (2009)
Jessica Anthony
"A blissfully nutty, brainy, ribald, brilliantly imaginative ode to human loneliness, oddity, and persistence."
The Mongolian Conspiracy (2013)
Rafael Bernal
"The best f***ing novel ever written about Mexico city."
Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch (2021)
Rivka Galchen
"On every page of this brilliant, transporting novel are sentences of surreal poetry, of profound insight and enchanting observation, of Monty Python-like sublime nonsense and delightful fragments of fairy tale and lore. Tragic Katharina Kepler, so eccentric and misunderstood, so honest, loyal, brave, and funny, is surely one of literature’s great mothers. This is a novel to keep alongside your favorite Calvino or Ishiguro, though its special genius is pure Rivka Galchen."

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