Richard Hoffman’s memoir Half the House was awarded the Boston Athenaeum Readers' Prize in 1996 and was recently reissued by New Rivers Press. He is also the author of two collections of poems, Without Paradise (2002), and Gold Star Road (2007), winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize. Hoffman’s prose and verse have appeared in journals including Agni, Ascent, Chautauqua Journal, Cimarron Review, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, The Louisville Review, Marlboro Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Poetry, River Teeth, Shenandoah, and Witness, as well as in numerous anthologies. He has twice been a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow in fiction and in 2004 was awarded the Charles Angoff Prize from The Literary Review for his essay “Pictures of Boyhood” which is included as Afterword in the new edition of Half the House. He is currently Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. A collection of his short stories, Interference, is forthcoming next year.

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