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Ben Hoffman

Ben Hoffman

Chicago, USA

Ben Hoffman’s fiction has won the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award. His stories have been named among the Notable/Distinguished Stories of the Year in the Pushcart Prize, Best American Non-Required Reading, and Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy anthologies. He has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, where he was the 2014-2015 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow, Stanford University, where he was a 2015-2017 Wallace Stegner Fellow, and the National Endowment for the Arts, where he is a 2020 Literature Fellow.

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The Making

* Story contains bad language

We made eyes across the room. We made each other’s acquaintance, whatever that means. I made a move, you made a face. We made out anyway. We made bad...

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Mysterious people seem to be living in my house