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Domingo Martinez  

New York Times Best-Selling Author of "The Boy Kings of Texas"

Domingo Martinez is the New York Times best-selling author of "The Boy Kings of Texas" and was a finalist for The National Book Award in 2012.

His work has appeared in Epiphany Literary Journal, The New Republic, and has twice contributed to This American Life. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "The Diane Rehm show."

He is an emerging voice in Latino/Chicano literature and speaks engagingly on the importance of writing from the experience of assimilation, the process of reinvention through writing and breaking standard conventions in literature.

Further topics include writing with courage about painful shared experiences, and navigating the aftermath.

Mr. Martinez can also add his unique experience of going from an unknown graphic designer in Seattle to overnight “literary superstar” as described by "All Things Considered" in 2012, when his first book was made a finalist for the National Book Award.

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