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Juan Martinez

Associate Professor of English; Director of the English Major in Writing

Ph.D. 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, Ecotone, McSweeney's, TriQuarterly, The Sunday Morning Transport, Small Odysseys, 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. Work is forthcoming in the anthology Flash Fiction America.


Creative Writing, Latina & Latino Literature


Extended Stay
Extended Stay (University of Arizona Press, 2023)
Best Worst American: Stories
Best Worst American: Stories (Small Beer Press, 2017)