In a prolific career that began with early writings in the American Review, Alice Hoffman has expanded and developed the idea of family and community -- the forces that bind it together and the forces that drive it apart -- with understated and elegant prose and powerful and complex characters.
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Date of Birth:
March 16, 1952
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
B.A., Adelphi University, 1973; M.A., Stanford University, 1974
Alice Hoffman's official web site
|Hoffman's Reading Recommendations|
|In our exclusive interview with Hoffman, she talks about some highlights in her journey toward becoming a bestselling author. "I was helped enormously by the kindness of my mentor, Albert Guerard and my agent of thirty years, Elaine Markson," she comments. "[It was] all luck, all kindness. Including my first rejection note, sent by Esquire when I was sixteen -- hand-written, taking me seriously, and telling me to send another story when I grew up. I intend to."|
|Books for Young Readers||Something to Read, and to Watch|
Alice Hoffman, Wolfe Martin, Yumi Heo (Illustrator)
Hoffman writes books for children that capture the same imaginative spirit as her adult fiction. Her latest, Moondog, was written with son Wolfe Martin, and tells the story of Angel -- no ordinary puppy, especially when the moon is full.... Check out more books by Alice Hoffman for young readers, including:
A romantic tale about modern-day witches, Newsweek said Practical Magic was "one of her best novels, showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand." It was made into a film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
|Photo by Deborah Feingold||