Jaime Martínez-Tolentino holds degrees from New York University and the Sorbonne. He also holds a Ph.D in French from The University of Madrid, and a Ph.D in Spanish from The University of Massachusetts. He taught languages and literatures at The University of Puerto Rico, the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Purdue University, the University of Massachusetts and the State University of New York (Buffalo) from where he retired in 2002.
Martínez-Tolentino is the author of 11 books, and the editor of five others, most of them in Spanish and some in French. Those books, published in Puerto Rico, the USA, Germany and Spain, include literary and historical essays, reference works, collections of short stories, and plays. His most recent book [Dos crónicas desconocidas de Lope de Aguirre-Ed. Fundamentos, Madrid: 2012] was subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain so that the public libraries of the country could have the book to lend out to their clients. Martínez-Tolentino is also the author of more than 30 publications in newspapers and journals from Puerto Rico, the USA, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Italy and Colombia, and the Internet.
He has received literary awards in Portugal, Puerto Rico and the United States, and his work has been the subject of large portions of two published books. Martínez-Tolentino’s work is not really known in the English-speaking world, although it is well-known in the Spanish-speaking world.