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Amy Hoffman

writer, editor, Women's Review of Books

Amy Hoffman, a writer and community activist, is currently editor in chief of Womens Review of Books and a faculty member in the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College. Hospital Time, her memoir about taking care of friends with AIDS in the late 1980s and early 1990s, was published by Duke University Press in 1997. It was short listed for the American Library Association Gay Book Award and the New York Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award, and was a New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age selection. Her memoir An Army of Ex-Lovers was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in Fall 2007. Amy Hoffman's activism has included working for peace with the Jamaica Plain Action Network and Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine; and volunteering with the Reproductive Rights Network and the Out/Write lesbian and gay writers conference.