Martin Hyatt is an American contemporary writer. Born in Louisiana, he later attended Goddard College, Eugene Lang College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. His critically acclaimed first novel, A Scarecrow's Bible, was published in 2006. Hyatt's fiction is usually set in the working-class American South. Critics often praise his work for its lyricism and realism. He won the Edmund White Award for debut fiction in 2007. The American Library Association named his novel a Stonewall Honor Book. He was also a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and The Violet Quill Award. Critic Richard Labonte named A Scarecrow's Bible one of the top ten fiction titles of the year. In 2007, he was named a literary "Star of Tomorrow" by New York Magazine.Martin Hyatt is also the Founding Coordinator of a Writing Center in New York City, where he currently resides.