Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman
Born (1952-03-16) March 16, 1952 (age 62)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation novelist, young-adult writer, children's writer
Nationality American
Period 1977–present
Genre Magic realism, fantasy, historical fiction
Website
www.alicehoffman.com

Alice Hoffman (born March 16, 1952) is an American novelist and young-adult and children's writer, best known for her 1996 novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a 1998 film of the same name. Many of her works fall into the genre of magic realism and contain elements of magic, irony, and non-standard romances and relationships.

Early life and education[edit]

Alice Hoffman was born in New York City and raised on Long Island, New York. Her grandmother was Russian.[1] She graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Arts. She earned a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Stanford University, where she was Mirrielees Fellow.

Career[edit]

Hoffman's first job was at Doubleday, which later published two of her novels.

She wrote the screenplay for the 1983 film Independence Day, starring Kathleen Quinlan and Dianne Wiest.

Personal life[edit]

She and her husband reside in Boston. After being treated for breast cancer at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, she helped establish the hospital's Hoffman Breast Center.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Property Of (1977)
  • The Drowning Season (1979)
  • Angel Landing (1980)
  • White Horses (1982)
  • Fortune's Daughter (1985)
  • Illumination Night (1987)
  • At Risk (1988)
  • Seventh Heaven (1990)
  • Turtle Moon (1992)
  • Second Nature (1994)
  • Practical Magic (1995)
  • Here on Earth (1997)
  • Local Girls (1999)
  • The River King (2000)
  • Blue Diary (2001)
  • The Probable Future (2003)
  • Blackbird House (2004)
  • The Ice Queen (2005)
  • Skylight Confessions (2007)
  • The Third Angel (2008)
  • The Story Sisters (2009)
  • The Red Garden (2011)
  • The Dovekeepers (2011)
  • 'The Museum of Extraordinary Things (2014)

Young adult novels[edit]

  • Aquamarine (2001)
  • Indigo (2002)
  • Green Angel (2003)
  • Water Tales: Aquamarine & Indigo (omnibus edition) (2003)
  • The Foretelling (2005)
  • Incantation (2006)
  • Green Witch (2010)

Children's books[edit]

  • Fireflies: A Winter's Tale (illustrated by Wayne McLoughlin) (1999)
  • Horsefly (paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher) (2000)
  • Moondog (with Wolfe Martin; illustrated by Yumi Heo) (2004)

Filmography[edit]

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