CARA HOFFMAN is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You.

Originally from Northern Appalachia, Hoffman dropped out of high school to work full time, bought a one way ticket to London and spent the next three years travelling and working in Europe and the Middle East. She did not attend college, found work writing for newspapers and was admitted to graduate school on portfolio.

Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Salon, Stylist and Marie Claire. She has appeared on NPR, CBC and the BBC World Service. Hoffman has been a visiting writer at Columbia, St. Johnís, and Oxford Universities and has been the recipient of a number of awards and accolades including a Folio Prize nomination, and a Sundance Global Filmmakerís Award.

Her third novel Running will be published in March 2017 by Simon and Schuster.

She lives in Manhattan with Marc Lepson.