Author Amy Hoffman

January 2010 reading at Pine Manor College MFA program.


Awards For "An Army Of Ex-Lovers"

20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Over 80 judges -- writers, journalists, booksellers, librarians, professors -- chose 107 finalists in 21 categories out of 463 nominated books. Click the link above for the complete list of finalists and nominated books.

Hoffman named Finalist for Best Lesbian and Gay Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Debut Fiction Published in 2007

The 20th Annual Triangle Awards, honoring the best lesbian and gay fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2007 were announced.

The Publishing Triangle, the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, began honoring a gay or lesbian writer for his or her body of work a few months after the organization was founded in 1989, and has now partnered with the Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards to present an impressive array of awards each spring.

The Publishing Triangle began giving the Shilts-Grahn awards for nonfiction in 1997. Each recipient receives $1000. The Judy Grahn Award honors the American writer, cultural theorist and activist (b. 1940) best known for The Common Woman (1969) and Another Mother Tongue (rev. ed., 1984). It recognizes the best nonfiction book of the year affecting lesbian lives--the book may be by a lesbian, for example, or about a lesbian or lesbian culture, or both.

Amy Hoffman, An Army of Ex-Lovers (University of Massachusetts Press)
Finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

Awards For Hospital Time

Named to the 1998 Books for the Teen Age by the Young Adult Services Division of the New York Public Library

Finalist, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Book Award Social Responsibility Roundtable of the American Library Association

Selected Works

When Nora Griffin, an artist in her midthirties, moves from Brooklyn to Provincetown, she isn't looking for trouble. Her partner, Janelle, is recovering from breast cancer treatment, and together they've decided that the quiet off-season on the tip of Cape Cod is the perfect place for Janelle to heal and Nora to paint. Then charismatic Baby Harris flirts into Nora's life in her red cowboy boots.
An all-American coming-of-age story about a nice Jewish lesbian and her large family; from the eastern Europe migration to the present day.
A vivid, funny portrait of the four tumultuous years a young editor spent working in the gay press
Hoffman’s memoir expresses the psychological and emotional havoc AIDS creates for those in the difficult role of caring for the terminally ill.