"What is most immediately striking is how much of the material arrives in beautifully observed, beautifully paced scene... I found myself giving over almost wholly to the scenes...because they were so immersive and rich."
--Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers and Enon, on Martha's fiction
"The Yellow House" on NPR Books
Interview with Randon Billings Noble in The Millions
"Idiot Wind" on NPR Books
"When We Were Arabs" on NPR Books
New personal essay: "Memorizing and Memory: A Writer's Estranged Cousins"
New short story: "The House with the Plexiglas Frame"
Martha has been awarded a 2019 Residency at VCCA's Moulin à Nef Studio Center
Martha is interviewed for LitHub's "Secrets of the Book Critics" series
Interview with Kendra Allen in The Rumpus
"Republic of Lies," book review on NPR Books
"Who Killed My Father," book review on NPR Books
Interview with Glory Edim/Well Read Black Girl in The Millions
"Heavy," book review on NPR Books
"Washington Black," book review in The Millions
Sample earlier publications:
"Polymorphia," short story in Catapult
"When Home is Elsewhere," personal essay in Cargo Literary
"Before America," short story/novel excerpt in Slush Pile Magazine
"At the Ballet," short story/novel excerpt in Vol.1 Brooklyn