Richard Hoffman

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

9 Victory Road
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 
617-365-4123

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) Emblem, and Noon until Night; 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 in Boston, and is nonfiction editor of Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices..

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Book:
Half the House (Harcourt Brace, 1995)

Fiction

Book:
Interference and Other Stories (New Rivers Press, 2009)

Poetry

Anthology:
An Ear to the Ground (University of Georgia Press, 1990)
Books:
Gold Star Road (Barrow Street Press, 2007)
,
Without Paradise (Cedar Hill Publishing, 2002)
Journals:
American Review
,
Hudson Review
,
Shenandoah
,
Prizes won: 

Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship; Brother Thomas Fellowship Award; Sheila Motton Book Award; Charles Angoff Award from The LIterary Review.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought by Marilynne Robinson, Love in the Last Days by D. Nurkse, The 4th Draft by John McPhee, Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner, Stairway to Heaven by Alison Hawthorne Deming

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Allentown
Raised in: 
Allentown, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: Dec 02, 2017