Samuel Thomas Martin
Samuel Thomas Martin is the author of the story collection This Ramshackle Tabernacle (Breakwater, 2010), short-listed for the BMO Winterset Award and long-listed for Canada’s ReLit Award. His first novel, A Blessed Snarl (Breakwater, 2012), was hailed as one of the “most anticipated books of 2012” by the 49th Shelf and has received great reviews since its publication. His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Image, Riddle Fence, Cuffer Anthology, Canadian Literature, Comment, Christian Courier, Relief, and qwerty. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, where he worked with award-winning writer David Adams Richards, and a PhD in English Literature from Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he completed a dissertation on “sacramental reading.” He is currently the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where he lives with his wife Samantha and their black lab Vader.