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Victor Martinez Author Of "Parrot In The Oven:Mi Vida"
Transcript of Victor Martinez Author Of "Parrot In The Oven:Mi Vida"
He was born in February 21, 1954 in Fresno,Cal. Victor Martinez Basic Facts Death Victor Martinez was a Mexican-American Poet and Author. He won the 1996 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature for his first novel, Parrot In The Oven: Mi Vida. Victor Martinez was born and raised in Fresno, California, the fourth in a family of 12 children.
He attended California State University at Fresno and Stanford University. Education Victor Martinez worked as a Field Laborer,Welder,Truck Driver, Firefighter, Teacher, and Office Clerk. Work His poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in
journals and anthologies. Mr.Martinez was awarded the 1996 National Book Award for Young People's Literature for "Parrot In The Oven", his first novel.
He made his home in San Francisco, California.
Poems & Stories Victor Martinez died early on the morning of February 18,2011, in his apartment on Capp Street, a few days before his 57th birthday,that book, "Parrot In The Oven:Mi Vida", became part of the canon of books taught to American high school students.