Martin Wilson (writer)

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Wilson at the 2017 Texas Book Festival.

Martin Wilson (born 1973 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is an American writer. He is best known for his award-winning debut novel What They Always Tell Us, published in 2008.[1]

A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida,[2] he is currently based in New York City, where he works in marketing and publicity for HarperCollins.[2]

What They Always Tell Us won an Alabama Author Award for best young adult book, and was a nominee for children's/young adult literature category at the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards.[2] The novel was also an Indie Next Selection, an ALA-ALSC Rainbow List Selection, and a CCBC Choices Book.[2] His second novel, Now We Return to Regular Life, was published in 2017.

Wilson has also published short stories.[2] In 2010, he contributed an essay about John Donovan's influential LGBT teen novel I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip to the 2010 book The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered.[3]


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