Adina Hoffman


Adina Hoffman is the author of My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet's Life in the Palestinian Century. A biography of Taha Muhammad Ali, My Happiness won the UK's 2010 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize. She is also the author, with Peter Cole, of Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza (Schocken / Nextbook), which was awarded the American Library Association's Brody Medal for the Jewish Book of the Year. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Nation, the Washington Post, the TLS, Raritan, Bookforum, the Boston Globe, New York Newsday, Tin House, and on the World Service of the BBC.

Formerly a film critic for the American Prospect and the Jerusalem Post, Hoffman has been a visiting professor at Wesleyan University, Middlebury College, and NYU, as well as the Franke Fellow at Yale's Whitney Humanities Center. The recipient of a 2011 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, she is one of the founders and editors of Ibis Editions and lives in Jerusalem and New Haven.

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