James Conroyd Martin

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James Conroyd Martin
Occupation Writer, English teacher
Nationality American
Period 2000s - present
Genre Historical fiction

James Conroyd Martin is an American historical fiction author and teacher.


Martin received his bachelor's degree from Saint Ambrose University and received a Master of Arts in English literature from DePaul University. A native of Chicago, Martin chaired the English Department at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He has since retired and moved to Portland, OR, where he continues writing.

Although not of Polish descent, Martin has been praised by the Polish-American community for his Polish Trilogy and was honored in 2007 by the American Institute of Polish Culture[1] and in 2008 by the Wisconsin Division of the Polish American Congress.[2]


Polish trilogy[edit]


  1. ^ "Push Not the River: An Interview with James C. Martin". Interview. What’s Past is Prologue. October 30, 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Wisconsin Division Honors James Conroyd Martin, author of Push not the River". Polish American Congress. Archived from the original on July 18, 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 

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