Interview with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Join us while we talk to Nina Kiriki Hoffman about her new book The Spirit in the Clay

Over the past thirty-odd years, Nina Hoffman has sold adult and YA novels and more than 300 short stories.  Her works have been finalists for many major awards, and she has won a Stoker and a Nebula Award. Nina’s novels have been published by Avon, Atheneum, Ace, Scholastic, Tachyon, and Viking.  Her short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Nina does magazine production work and teaches writing.  She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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“Keep learning new things, keep reading, keep watching movies, it all goes in the mix, it all goes into your brain, and is transformed into something magical. Be open to the cool stuff that is out there.”

Interview Highlights

  • We discover the origins of the folklore and magic in Nina’s worlds within the beautiful forests of Oregon
  • Nina shares her journey on becoming a writer in Idaho and the support and camaraderie she found in a science fiction writer’s group
  • We follow Nina as she recounts how she formulated a sense of place through writing
  • We look into Nina’s process of crafting characters and worlds through reimagining the places she’s visited through what she calls “discovery writing.”