Short Fiction

  MARTHA is one of the recipients of the 2017 O. Henry Prize for her short story “Mercedes Benz.” This year’s volume of the O. Henry Prize Stories can be seen here with additional information about the prize and its recipients.   Martha’s short fiction...

The Archivist

MARTHA’S first novel, The Archivist (Little, Brown) was published in 1998. A national bestseller, it has appeared in translation in 12 foreign markets. Read reviews of The Archivist below.

Work- Blurb 2

Martha writes prose of all stripes: short and long fiction, essays on literature, and personal history/memoir. Of deep interest to her are those places and spaces, literal and imaginative, where the unexpected is stumbled upon. When she’s not in New York, Martha lives...