Bestselling author Alice Hoffman will speak on Monday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. during the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne’s annual People of the Book lecture at the Rifkin Campus.
Hoffman has published more than 30 novels, three books of short fiction, and eight books for children and young adults. Her novel Here on Earth was an Oprah Book Club choice. Practical Magic was made into a Warner Brothers film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Her novel At Risk, which concerns a family dealing with AIDS, can be found on the reading lists of many universities, colleges and secondary schools.
Hoffman has written a number of novels for young adults, including Aquamarine, Green Angel and the New York Times bestseller The Ice Queen. In 2007, Little Brown published her teen novel Incantation, a story about hidden Jews during the Spanish Inquisition, which Publishers Weekly chose as one of the best books of the year.
Her most recent novels include The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Marriage of Opposites, and Faithful. Her novel The Dovekeepers, the story of the survivors of Masada, is considered by many to be Hoffman’s masterpiece, and it was adapted for television in a 2015 miniseries. Her newest novel, The Rules of Magic, is the prequel to her cult classic Practical Magic and was released in October 2017.
Hoffman’s talk will conclude with questions and answers, as well as a book signing. A dessert reception will follow. The program is free and open to the public. Thank you to the Dr. Louis and Anne B. Schneider Foundation and the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation for their support of People of the Book.