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Richard Hoffman

Author's Bio

Richard Hoffman is author of the memoirs Half the House and Love & Fury; the poetry collections, Without Paradise, Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club, and Emblem; and a short story collection, Interference & Other Stories. His work has appeared in Agni, Ascent, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, Poetry, Witness and other magazines. He teaches at Emerson College and serves on the board of PEN New England.

Publications and Prizes

Interference and Other Stories (New Rivers Press, 2009), Gold Star Road (Barrow Street Press, 2007), Without Paradise (Cedar Hill Publishing, 2002), Half the House (Harcourt Brace, 1995)
An Ear to the Ground (University of Georgia Press, 1990)
American Review, Hudson Review, Shenandoah, The Sun
Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship; Brother Thomas Fellowship Award; Sheila Motton Book Award; Charles Angoff Award from The LIterary Review.

Richard Hoffman Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
My Struggle by Karl Knausgard, A Night in Brooklyn by D. Nurkse, The Great Enigma by Tomas Transtromer, Dreaming of Hitler by Daphne Merkin, The Right Place to Jump by Peter Covino
Favorite Books:
The Orphic Voice by Elizabeth Sewell; After Long Silence by Helen Fremont; Letter to an Imaginary Friend by Thomas McGrath; The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy;
Favorite Authors:
James Baldwin; George Orwell; Muriel Rukeyser; Eduardo Galeano; Czeslaw Milosz; George Seferis; Anton Chekov; Lucille Clifton; Elias Canetti; Roger Shattuck; Adrienne Rich; Edward P. Jones

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Listing last updated: June 21, 2014

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Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as:
European American
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Born in:
Allentown, PA
Raised in:
Allentown, PA

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