Martin’s first book, MOUNTAIN CITY (FSG/North Point Press), received a Washington State Book Award, was named a New York Times Notable Book, and is referred to by some people in Mountain City as “the book.”
Martin’s work has appeared in The Sun, The Kenyon Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Writer, Witness, and elsewhere. For his teaching, Martin has received the University of New Mexico’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. He is an Associate Professor of English and serves as Director of UNM’s Combined BA/MD Degree Program. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife and two sons.