Lee Martin

Fiction Writer

English Department Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210-1370

Author's Bio

Lee Martin is the author of the novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; River of Heaven; Quakertown; Break the Skin; and Late One Night. He has also published three memoirs, From Our House, Turning Bones, and Such a Life. His first book was the short story collection, The Least You Need To Know. His most recent book is the short story collection, The Mutual UFO Network. He is the co-editor of Passing the Word: Writers on Their Mentors and the author of Telling Stories: The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such places as Harper's, Ms., Creative Nonfiction, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Glimmer Train. He teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University, where he was the winner of the 2006 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Publications & Prizes

Late One Night (Dzanc Books, 2016)
Break the Skin (Crown Publishers, 2011)
River of Heaven (Crown Publishers, 2008)
The Bright Forever (Crown Publishers, 2005)
Turning Bones (University of Nebraska Press, 2003)
Quakertown (Dutton, 2001)
From Our House (Dutton, 2000)
The Least You Need to Know (Sarabande Books, 1996)
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Kenyon Review
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He is the winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. He has also won a Lawrence Foundation Award and the Glenna Luschei Award.

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Sumner, IL
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Last update: May 21, 2019