Christopher Martin, the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year in Memoir, is author of This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith, published by Mercer University Press and recipient of the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction. He is also author of the poetry chapbooks Marcescence, Everything Turns Away, and A Conference of Birds. A contributing editor at New Southerner and the founding editor of Flycatcher, Chris teaches English at Kennesaw State University and creative nonfiction at the Appalachian Young Writers Workshop. His work appears in publications across the country. He is available for readings, workshops, and other literary events. Chris holds an MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State and was recently named the program's 2018 Distinguished Alumnus.
"Honest, gritty, and transcendent." ~Janisse Ray on This Gladdening Light
* Chris's interview at the Literary Atlanta Podcast
* This Gladdening Light in the AJC's "best and brightest Southern books for summer 2017"
* Chris's profile at Poets & Writers
* Writing samples available at clippings.me/christophermartin