Samuel Martin Assistant Professor of English


Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., Redeemer University College

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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