Samuel Martin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., Redeemer University College
Dr. Martin joined Northwestern's English department faculty after completing a doctorate in English language and literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he taught courses in short fiction, poetry, drama and the novel. He holds a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Toronto.
Martin is the author of a collection of short stories entitled This Ramshackle Tabernacle and a novel entitled A Blessed Snarl, along with many other pieces of short fiction and creative nonfiction. He is currently working on his second novel.
- Writer in Residence at the Fogo Island Artist Studios through the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
- Judge for the Percy Janes First Novel Competition through the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
- Course instructor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Mentor in Short Fiction as part of the Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador's Writing Mentorship Program
- The Writer's Union of Canada (TWUC)
- The Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL)
- Lecturer's Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN)
- Writer Residency at Fogo Island Artist Studios, 2012
- This Ramshackle Tabernacle, long-listed for the ReLit Award in Short Fiction, 2011
- Professional Writing Grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, 2011 and 2010
- "Like a spread-eagled cat suspended" (Relief: Issue 5.1) nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Creative Nonfiction and recipient of Relief's Editor's Choice Award, 2010
- The Cuffer Award for Short Fiction: 3rd Place, 2010
- Salty Ink Short Fiction Award: 2nd Place, 2010