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Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, which she attended in 1973 and 74, receiving an MA in creative writing.  She currently lives in Boston.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, General Fiction, Historical
Anthologies edited
Scribner's Best of the Fiction Workshops 1997 (1997)
Shadow Show (2012) (with Eddie Campbell, Mort Castle, Dave Eggers, Harlan Ellison, Maria FrAihlich, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Charles Paul Wilson III, Audrey Niffenegger, Sam Weller, Sam Wheeler and Charles Yu)
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Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (1998) : Here On Earth
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2018) : Rules of Magic

Alice Hoffman recommends
Eva Moves the Furniture (2001)
Margot Livesey
"A quirky and enchanting novel about the thin curtain that separates our world from the next."
Verbena (2002)
Nanci Kincaid
"Nanci Kincaid's voice is a true original."
The Mystery of Breathing (2004)
Perri Klass
"Absorbing, intelligent... as powerful as it is moving."
The Mystery of Grace (2009)
Charles de Lint
"No one does it better."
The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes (2010)
Randi Davenport
"A heartbreaking, disturbing, and truly courageous story of one mother's fight to save her son."
Those We Love Most (2012)
Lee Woodruff
"Lee Woodruff knows how to get to the heart of the matter on every occasion."
Separation Anxiety (2020)
Laura Zigman
"A hilarious, heart-breaking, and thought-provoking portrait of a difficult marriage, as fierce as it is funny."

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