Hofstadter, Dan

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Dan Hofstadter is the author of The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition (W.W. Norton 2010), Falling Palace: A Romance of Naples, a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir (Knopf/Vintage 2006), The Love Affair As A Work of Art, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Goldberg’s Angel (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1994), and Temperaments (Knopf 1992).  He has written for The New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler, among other national magazines, and was a regular contributor to The New Yorker for eight years. He lives in the Hudson River Valley area of New York.  

Praise for Dan Hofstadter:

“Hofstadter maintains an ability to robustly report and interpret while burnishing paragraphs into gems.” – Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Witty and wise . . . Rewarding . . . A pleasure to read . . .  Mr. Hofstadter writes with elegance and sensitivity.” – Victor Brombert, New York Times Book Review

 “Haunting . . . the fine-spun prose of Hofstadter’s book absorbs us into its world through image and incident.” – Tennessean

 “Like the literary love-child of Eco and Baedeker, [Dan Hofstadter] delights and informs in equal measure.” – Sunday Telegraph

“Beautiful . . . Outstanding . . . literally breathtaking . . .” – Shirley Hazzard, New York Times Book Review

“Delicious . . . Lovely . . .” – Christian Science Monitor

“Fascinating . . . With admirably selected source material and a sparkling style. . .” – Louis Auchincloss,  Wall Street Journal

“A lush, delightful, and extremely suggestive work of art . . . [Hofstadter’s] writing is equal to its subject.  It is polished, refined, and sophisticated without ever becoming mannered or self-conscious.” – Richard Bernstein, New York Times 

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