His novels have earned Martin a gold medal from the American Institute of Polish Culture. The same award, for the promotion of Polish history and culture, has been given to Lech Walesa, the former President of Poland; director Jerzy Hoffman; U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, as well as writers James Michener, Jerzy Kosinski, and Norman Davies.
Martin, who holds degrees from St. Ambrose and DePaul Universities, is a longtime English and creative writing teacher at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights.
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