Roy Hoffman, a writer in Fairhope, Alabama, is author of the novels Come Landfall, a story of hurricanes, war, and love, Chicken Dreaming Corn, an immigrant tale praised by Harper Lee as “a story of great appeal,” and Almost Family, set in civil rights-era Alabama. He is author of two nonfiction books: Back Home, with a focus on the diverse cultures of the South, and Alabama Afternoons: Profiles and Conversations. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, and he has received the Southern Regional Council’s Lillian Smith Award in fiction and the University of Alabama’s Clarence Cason Award in nonfiction. He teaches fiction and nonfiction in the low-residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. On the web: www.royhoffmanwriter.com
“Writing for me is about taking responsibility for the past while shining some light on our mutual humanity”: Elaine Neil Orr sits down with Roy Hoffman to talk the connections between West Africa and the American South, writing race, and her new novel, Swimming Between Worlds, out now from Berkley.
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