Discipline: Literature – fiction

Cara Hoffman

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Athens, Greece
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

Cara Hoffman is the author of three critically acclaimed novels for adults, Running, Be Safe I Love You, and So Much Pretty, and the classic children's novel Bernard Pepperlin. She has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Marie Claire, and National Public Radio, among others. Originally from Northern Appalachia, Hoffman dropped out of high school to work as a newspaper reporter and attend graduate school, receiving an M.F.A. from Goddard College in 2009. Hoffman has been awarded an Edward Albee Fellowship and a Cill Rialaig Fellowship. At MacDowell, she worked on her fourth novel, White Light. She has been a visiting writer at University of Oxford, Columbia, and St. John’s and currently teaches at the Stonecoast M.F.A. program at University of Southern Maine.



Cara Hoffman worked in the Schelling studio.

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