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Samuel Martin

Photo: Alex King 2009

Samuel Thomas Martin is from Gilmour, Ontario. He received a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto (2008). His story collection This Ramshackle Tabernacle (Breakwater 2010) was shortlisted for the BMO Winterset Award and his novel A Blessed Snarl (Breakwater 2012) was nominated for the International Dublin IMPAC Award.

Sam currently teaches creative writing at a small college in Iowa, blogs at Dark Art Café, and is at work on a second novel.

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This Ramshackle Tabernacle. Breakwater Books, 2010
A Blessed Snarl. Breakwater Books, 2012


ScreenCraft's Cinematic Short Story Award for "Syringe-Fed Ferrets", 2016
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