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Francisco Goldman
Born 1954
Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation novelist, journalist
Education Hobart College;
New School for Social Research;
New York University
Alma mater University of Michigan
Spouse Aura Estrada

My only way of processing anything for me is by writing.
'Say Her Name' was a book I never wanted to write and never expected to write. I wasn't trying to do anything except write a book for Aura – a book that I thought I had to write.
Francisco Goldman
The U.S., like any other country, allows tourists into its borders in order to make money off them, and there's nothing wrong with that. Why give out tourist visas if you're not going to let tourists be tourists?
Francisco Goldman
I think the fact that my wife died in Mexico City makes it very important to me; my life went up in smoke at that moment, the family and the future we were going to have. At that point, I was anchored to the city in a way I've never been anchored to a place before.
Francisco Goldman
What's important about me is that I really have, in ways I never could have foreseen when I was young, a writing career that's reached a lot of different places.
Francisco Goldman
You witness a lot as a journalist, and what you witness becomes a part of you.
Francisco Goldman
I had one of those farcical bar mitzvahs where they spell out the words phonetically on index cards, and you don't even know what you're saying.
Francisco Goldman
When I see a blatant injustice, I can't keep quiet. I've been that way since I was a little kid.
Francisco Goldman
I identify myself as what I am. I'm half Jewish, like Proust. I have no other way to put it.
Francisco Goldman
In U.S. discourse, immigrants are mostly represented as less than human, a policy problem, or as just that, a category, and categories are prisons.
Francisco Goldman
I have never liked the memoir form because I tend to think that memory fictionalizes anyway. Once you claim that you are writing a narrative purely from memory, you are already in the realm of fiction.
Francisco Goldman
My earliest memories of going to Fenway with my father are a blur: many games, me too young to care, but aware that our team 'stunk.' In those years, the 1960s, the Red Sox baseball card I always coveted most was not Carl Yastrzemski's but the far more ordinary Felix Mantilla's.
Francisco Goldman