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Juan Martinez

Assistant Professor of English

PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Juan Martinez (PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2011) is a fiction writer. He was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has since lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. His work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Glimmer Train, McSweeney's, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, and The Perpetual Engine of Hope: Stories Inspired by Iconic Vegas Photographs. “Best Worst American, his story collection, will be coming out from Small Beer Press in February 2017..


Creative Writing, Latina & Latino Literature


Best Worst American: Stories
Best Worst American: Stories (Small Beer Press , 2017)

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