Óscar Martínez

Óscar Martínez writes for ElFaro.net, the first online newspaper in Latin America. The original edition of his book Los migrantes que no importan was published in 2010 by Icaria and El Faro, with a second edition by Mexico’s sur+ Ediciones in 2012. Martínez is currently writing chronicles and articles for El Faro’s project Sala Negra, investigating gang violence in Latin America. El Faro was awarded in 2016 the Gabriel García Márquez Prize for Excellence in Journalism. In 2008, Martínez won the Fernando Benítez National Journalism Prize in Mexico, in 2009, he was awarded the Human Rights Prize at the José Simeón Cañas Central American University in El Salvador and in 2016 he was awarded the Freedom of Press Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Maria Moors Cabot Prize. 

One of the bravest writers in Latin America, if not the world. He’s also one of the best.
— Dazed and Confused
A powerful storyteller and his approach to investigative journalism is closer to anthropological immersion.
— Columbia Journalism Review
Óscar Martínez deserves praise not only for his efforts, and for what he writes about, but because he writes so very well.
— New Yorker
Clearly a wonderful listener—journalism’s rarest and most important attribute—and this makes his prose resound with raw authenticity.
— Observer
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BY ÓSCAR MARTÍNEZ:

El Niño de Hollywood
NON-FICTION, 2017
A History of Violence
NON FICTION, 2016
The Beast
NON FICTION, 2013