(Boston, 1954) This novelist and journalist grew up between Boston and Guatemala. He has worked as a political journalist and war correspondent for ten years in Central America, experiencing the conflicts in Guatemala and Nicaragua. He has published four novels and two books of non-fiction. His novel Say Her Name, won the 2011 Prix Femina Etranger. The Long Night of White Chickens (1992) was awarded the American Academy’s Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and The Art of Political Murder (2007) won The Index on Censorship T.R. Fyvel Book Award. His newest book, published in 2014, is The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle. His books have been published in fifteen languages. Goldman has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Cullman Center Fellow at the NY Public Library, and a Berlin Fellow at the American Academy. He has written for the New York Times, Harper's, The Believer and many other publications. Nowadays he teaches one semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and then goes back to Mexico City.