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Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction

The Winter 2012 issue of Ploughshares features the winner of the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction: Karl Taro Greenfield for his short story, “Strawberries.” The issue was guest edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles. Greenfield received $1,000 from acclaimed writer and advisory editor Alice Hoffman.

In the press release, Greenfield is quoted as saying, “I start writing with an image or feeling in mind, in this case the dishes with swastikas on the bottom and the strange bar in Liege, and then start writing and see if I get anywhere. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t and very often I can’t tell which is which.”

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