Alice Hoffman's new novel is The Dovekeepers.
From her Q & A with Arifa Akbar for the Independent:
Choose a favourite author, and say why you admire her/himLearn more about The Dovekeepers.
Emily Brontë, and 'Wuthering Heights' is my favourite book. I think she was a psychological genius. If I had to choose someone living rather than someone dead, it would be Toni Morrison. I feel I could read just one sentence and know it was her. She creates a world in the most spectacular language that you know is hers.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
The four women from 'The Dovekeepers' [Hoffman's latest novel] who all resemble some piece of me, although they are very different - one is a witch, one a warrior, one has lost her child, and one has a father who doesn't want to have anything to do with her. I feel the character is a piece of me with every book.
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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
Anne Frank. She is the voice of someone trying to....[read on]