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Alice Hoffman

writer

Alice Hoffman attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, receiving an MA in creative writing. Hoffman's first novel, *Property Of*, was written at the age of twenty-one, while she was studying at Stanford, and published shortly thereafter by Farrar Straus and Giroux. Her novels have received mention as notable books of the year by *The New York Times*, *Entertainment Weekly*, *The Los Angeles Times*, *Library Journal*, and *People Magazine*. She has also worked as a screenwriter and is the author of the original screenplay *Independence Day*. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in *The New York Times*, *The Boston Globe Magazine*, *Kenyon Review*, *Redbook*, *Architectural Digest*, *Gourmet*, *Self*, and other magazines. Her teen novel *Aquamarine* was recently made into a film.