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Cara Hoffman

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Goddard College gives writers a kind of freedom they can't get in any other program in the country, and the kind of close reading and objective inquiry you can't get doing it alone.

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Cara Hoffman

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Cara Hoffman (MFAW '09) is a novelist who graduated from Goddard’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program in 2009. Her first novel, So Much Pretty, found an agent, and very shortly after graduation it found a major sale with Random House.

Hoffman came to Goddard after a dedicated career as a journalist and time spent as a guest lecturer at Cornell University and Tompkins Courtland Community College, where she now teaches. 

"Goddard College is the only school I ever wanted to attend," says Hoffman. "It's a place where radical change is supported and encouraged; where commitment to creative discipline and social justice is expected. I know of no other institution where respect for the craft of writing is fostered with such joy or where dedication to intellectual rigor and curiosity are modeled by the faculty with so much respect for the student.

"I'm proud to be an alumna of this historically progressive institution. Goddard College changed my life."  --Cara Hoffman (author of the critically acclaimed novels So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You).

Be Safe I Love You, published by Simon & Schuster, comes out April 1, 2014.

Listen to her live radio interview on The Goddard Hour on WGDR on Thursday, April 3 at 11:00 am.

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Interview with Cara Hoffman

RP: Before we get into your time at Goddard, why don't you let us know what the current situation is with the book?

CH: I have just signed my contract with Shaye Areheart Books at Random House and the book finally has a title, So Much Pretty. In October Creative Artists picked up the manuscript for film and since then we've had a couple of requests from production companies for film and television. As far as the novel itself goes my editor Sarah Knight is currently line...

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