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Martin Goodman


Mentor on the project, working with participants in Kenya, Zimbabwe


Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman was born in Leicester, England. His books incorporate experiences from his travels, which include periods teaching in China, Thailand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Italy. Essentially a novelist, he has also written books on a Hindu holywoman, South American shamanism, and a journey round the world’s sacred mountains. He teaches on Lancaster University’s distance learning MA program as well as Crossing Borders.


Martin edits the website, and reviews for The New York Observer. He has been an actor, and still writes for film and theatre. His website includes a sequence of short essays, This Writing Life, as well as original articles and short stories. He has homes in Bedfordshire (UK), the French Pyrenees, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Writing Awards:

Royal Literary Fund Award, 2001

Scottish Arts Council Writers Bursary, 1993

Society of Authors K.Blundell Award, 1993

Scottish Arts Council Travel Award, 1992

Shortlisted for the Whitbread First novel award, 1992




On Sacred Mountains, Heart of Albion, 2002

I Was Carlos Castaneda, Three Rivers / Random House, 2001

In Search of the Divine Mother, Harper San Francisco, 1998

Chapter in Teonanacatl: Sacred Mushroom of Visions, Four Trees Press, 2004



On Bended Knees, Macmillan, 1992

Stories in Critical Quarterly, Iron, Context, The Richmond Review, Harrington Quarterly, Blithe House Quarterly


Editor:, 1995-98, the online journal of Positive Futures, 2003 - present

Literature, Drama, Film and TV sections for: The Chronology Of The Modern World, Helicon, 1994 (the update from 1966)

The Chronology Of The Twentieth Century, Helicon, 1995



Articles / Reviews in The Scotsman, The Financial Times, Scotland on Sunday, The Guardian, Off Road Magazine, One Earth, The Los Angeles Times, LAWeekly. Kindred Spirit, Archipelago, Chirion, Archipelago, Turtle River Press. New York Observer, The Liberal American correspondent for Current



Writer and narrator of Ghosts Of York, 1992



Waving The Sea Goodbye - Cumbernauld Theatre, 1992

Photographer Reference:

Joel Singer






Picture: © Joel Singer


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