Francisco Goldman is a journalist, novelist, and critic. Currently the Allan K. Smith Professor of English Language and Literature at Trinity College. He began the Aura Estrada Prize, awarded to young women writing in Spanish, in honor of his wife. His latest work is The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle (2014).
"Maybe memory is overrated. Maybe forgetting is better. (Show me the Proust of forgetting, and I'll read him tomorrow.) Sometimes it's like juggling a hundred thousand crystal balls in the air at once, trying to keep all these memories going. Every time one falls to the floor and shatters into dust, another crevice cracks open inside me, through which another chunk of who we were disappears forever."
— Say Her Name: A Novel
ARTICLES FEATURING FRANCISCO
The Condition of Possibility
An Interview with Francisco Goldman...
Endless Mourning: Rubén Martínez on Francisco Goldman
Francisco Goldman's latest mourns the catastrophe of the endless drug war....
Mourning and Melancholia: Francisco Goldman’s “Say Her Name”
Both of them deaf to the fiddle in the handsOf the death's-head shadowing their song.These Flemish lovers flourish; not for ...