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William Hoffman (author)

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Henry William Hoffman May 16, 1925 – September 12, 2009 was an American writer who published thirteen novels and four books of short stories A native of Charleston, West Virginia, he lived in Charlotte Court House, Virginia

William Hoffman was the recipient of the 1992 John Dos Passos Prize For Literature In 1996 he was awarded the O Henry Prize In 1999 he received The Dashiell Hammett Award for the book Tidewater Blood

His short story "Dancer," published in The Sewanee Review, won the 1989 Andrew Lytle Prize


  • 1 Novels
  • 2 Short stories
  • 3 References
  • 4 Further reading
  • 5 External links


  • The Trumpet Unblown 1955
  • Days in the Yellow Leaf 1958
  • A Place for My Head 1960
  • The Dark Mountains 1963
  • Yancey's War 1966
  • A Walk to the River 1970
  • A Death of Dreams 1973
  • The Land That Drank the Rain 1982
  • Godfires 1985
  • Furors Die 1990
  • Tidewater Blood 1998
  • Blood and Guile 2000
  • Wild Thorn 2002
  • Lies 2005

Short stories

  • Virginia Reels 1978
  • By Land, By Sea 1988
  • Follow Me Home 1994
  • Doors 1999


  1. ^ Sewanee Review, Fall 1989, p cxv

Further reading

  • Frank, William, ed The Fictional World of William Hoffman Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 2000

External links

  • Entry in Encyclopedia Virginia
  • Biography from West Virginia Wesleyan College Library
  • Photo and brief from Harper Collins

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