Manjula Martin is a writer and editor. She is at work on a nature memoir, The Last Fire Season, forthcoming from Pantheon.
Martin is the coauthor, with her father, Orin Martin, of Fruit Trees for Every Garden (Ten Speed Press, 2019), which won the 2020 American Horticultural Society Book Award. She edited the anthology Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living (Simon & Schuster, 2017) and founded the online magazine of the same name (2013–2016).
Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Cut, Pacific Standard, Aeon Magazine, Hazlitt, Nieman Storyboard, and The Awl, among other publications.
Martin was previously the managing editor of Francis Ford Coppola’s literary and art magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, which during her tenure won the National Magazine Award for fiction, and was an editorial contributor to Playboy (for the articles). She has worked in varied editorial and writing capacities with nonprofit organizations, arts organizations, publishers, and authors.