Books may well …

Books may well be the only true magic.

– Alice Hoffman


born in New York, New York, The United States March 16, 1952
gender: female
genre: Literature & Fiction, Young Adult, Magical Realism

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 and New York.

Hoffman’s first novel, PROPERTY OF, was written at the age of twenty-one, while she was studying at Stanford, and published shortly thereafter by Farrar Straus and Giroux. She credits her mentor, professor and writer Albert J. Guerard, and his wife, the writer Maclin Bocock Guerard, for helping her to publish her first short story in the magazin…more


3 thoughts on “Books may well …

  1. Happy birthday, Alice Hoffman! The novelist, whose settings range from the Bronze Age to a post-apocalyptic future, was born in New York City, 61 years ago today.

  2. First novel at twenty-one, that’s impressive! Thank you for sharing, Gita!

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