- MFA, Goddard
Cara Hoffman is the author of Running, a New York Times Editor's Choice, an Esquire Magazine Best Book of 2017, and an Autostraddle Best Queer and Feminist Book of 2017. She first received national attention in 2011 with the publication of So Much Pretty which sparked a national dialogue on violence and retribution and was named Best Suspense Novel of the year by the New York Times Book Review.Her second novel, Be Safe I Love You, was nominated for a Folio Prize, and named one of the Five Best Modern War Novels by the Telegraph UK. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Paris Review, Bookforum, BOMB, Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast, and on NPR, among others. A Macdowell Fellow and an Edward Albee Fellow, she has been a visiting writer at University of Oxford, St. John's and Goddard College. She is also the author of the classic children’s novels Bernard Pepperlin and The Ballad of Tubs Marshfield. She lives in Athens, Greece.
Areas of Scholarship
Dream of No Nation, Daily Beast
Running, Simon and Schuster, 2017
Vanishing Point, Paris Review, 2017
Be Safe I Love You, Simon and Schuster, 2014
The Things She Carried, New York Times, 2014
So Much Pretty, Simon and Schuster, 2011
You Must Read This, NPR, 2011
Currently at work on White Light, a novel about AIDS, drugs and gentrification in New York City.
Contributing essayist for exhibition catalog of work by Berenice Abbott for the Fundacion
MAPFRE's retrospective in Barcelona. Contributing author for KINK, an anthology of literary fiction about power, agency and consent to be published by Simon and Schuster, summer 2020.
Creator of One Day Novel, a collaborative anthology of genre writing.
Awards and Recognition
2018 Edward Albee Fellowship
2017 Macdowell Fellowship
2017 New York Times Editors Choice
2017 Esquire Magazine Best Book of the Year
2017 Entertainment Weekly Best New Book
2017 Autostraddle Best Queer and Feminist Book of the Year
2015 Sundance Institute Global Film Making Award
2014 Folio Prize Nomination
2014 Best Modern War Novel, Telegraph UK
2012 Dagger Award Finalist
2011 New York Times Best Suspense Novel of the Year