Francisco Goldman made a big choice as a young man. He chose to spend a year in Guatemala living with his uncle instead of pursuing the MFA he could have had from a prestigious school offering him a full scholarship. It turned out to be one of the most consequential decisions of his early life.
Today, Colin talks with Francisco about his new novel, Monkey Boy, a story about the legacy of violence on a family, and much more, including how his decision to go to Guatemala has shaped his life.
- Francisco Goldman is a writer and journalist. He has published five novels, including Say Her Name, and two books of nonfiction. The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? is now an HBO documentary. His new novel is Monkey Boy. He teaches creative writing and literature at Trinity College one semester a year. He lives in Mexico.