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Victor Martinez

Born: Feb 21, 1954

Death: Feb 18, 2011

Birthplace: Fresno

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Victor Martinez

Date of Birth : Feb 21, 1954
Date of Death : Feb 18, 2011
Birth Place : Fresno

Victor L. 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.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Poet
  • Essayist

Awards Won

  • National Book Award for Young People''s Literature
  • Pura Belpré Award for Writing
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