Hoffman, Alice (1952–)

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Hoffman, Alice (1952–)

American novelist. Born Mar 16, 1952, in New York, NY; Adelphi University, BA; Stanford University Creative Writing Center, MA, 1974; m. Tom Martin (screenwriter); children: 2 sons, including Wolfe Martin (writer).

One of the leading American novelists of her generation, who is known for braiding fantastic elements with every-day events, published 1st novel, Property Of (1977); wrote such bestsellers as Here on Earth, The River King and Blue Diary; also wrote several screenplays with husband, including original script for Independence Day (1996), while novel Practical Magic (1995) was filmed with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman (1998); other works include (novels) 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) and Second Nature (1994); (young adult books) Local Girls (1999), Aquamarine (2001), Horsefly (2000), Fireflies (1997), Green Angel (2003) and Moondog (with son Wolfe Martin, 2004); and (short-fiction) Blackbird House (2004).

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