Adina Hoffman

essayist, literary critic

Adina Hoffman is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, which was named one of the best twenty books of 2009 by the Barnes & Noble Review and one of the top ten biographies of the year by Booklist. My Happiness also received the UK’s 2010 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize. Hoffman’s essays and criticism have appeared in the Nation, the Washington Post, the TLS, Raritan, the Boston Globe, New York Newsday, Tin House, and on the World Service of the BBC. The recipient of a 2011 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, she is formerly a film critic for the American Prospect and the Jerusalem Post, and-with Peter Cole-is one of the founders and editors of Ibis Editions. A book of non-fiction, Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza, written with Peter Cole, was published in 2011 by Schocken/Nextbook.

Speaker materials

Sacred Trash

The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
  • 19 May 2013