Lydia Martín is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer who spent more than twenty-five years covering Miami’s growth and cultural evolution for The Miami Herald. Her column, Lunch with Lydia, debuted in 2001 and remains a fixture in the Herald’s Sunday features section. Her writing has appeared in books such as Presenting Celia Cruz (Clarkson Potter, 2004) and Louis Vuitton City Guide, Miami; in literary journals such as Fifth Wednesday Journal and Origins Literary Journal; and in magazines such as Billboard, Esquire, InStyle, Oprah, Latina (for which she also served as a contributing editor), Hispanic and Out. She has a BA in English and journalism from the University of Miami and an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College.
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