Richard Z. Santos is a writer and high school teacher living in Austin. His debut novel, Trust Me, was released by Arte Público Press in March 2020.
He is a Board Member of the National Book Critics Circle and served as a non-fiction judge for the 2019 Kirkus Prize. He is also an Associate Editor for American Short Fiction. Click on the "My Work" page for links to many essays, stories, poems, reviews, and profiles.
Before becoming a writer and teacher, Richard lived in Washington, DC and worked for some of the nation's top campaigns, political consulting firms, and labor unions.
Richard has an MFA from Texas State University and has taught at Texas State, Georgetown University, and The University of the District of Columbia.
He is currently seeking representation for his second novel: Every Family Is A Conspiracy Theory.