Books Eva Hoffman Books by Eva Hoffman Eva Hoffman has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Eva Hoffman Author Interviews Fiction Writers Get Personal July 16, 2009 Several acclaimed fiction writers penned accounts of personal non-fiction stories for The Washington Post Magazine's Summer Reading series. What was that experience like for them? Host Michel Martin finds out when she speaks with Elizabeth Strout, whose book of short stories Olive Kitteridge won this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. And Ursula Hegi, author of several books, including the best selling Oprah Book Club novel "Stones from the River." Fiction Writers Get Personal Listen · 8:49 8:49 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/106681052/106681036" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books In 'Appassionata,' The Melody Of Failed Marriage June 1, 2009 Trying to put the listening or playing experience into words has led to some embarrassing moments in literary history. But in her new novel, Appassionata, former musician Eva Hoffman manages to avoid this fate.