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Editor , writer , English language educator

Maxine Chernoff, American writer, editor, English language educator. Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers of English, Associated Writing Programs, Coordinating Council Literature Magazines (Editors award 1988).

Background

Chernoff, Maxine was born on February 24, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Philip B. and Idell (Lubove) Hahn.

Education

Bachelor, University of Illinois, 1972; Master of Arts, University of Illinois, 1974.

Career

Chernoff is a professor and Chair of the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University. She is the author of six books of fiction and ten books of poetry, most recently The Turning (which appeared in May 2008) and Among the Names (2005), both from Apogee Press. She has read her poetry in Liege, Belgium.

Cambridge, England; Sydney, Australia. Berlin, Germany; São Paulo, Brazil. Glasgow, Scotland; Yunnan Province, China.

And St. Petersburg, Russia, and Prague, Czech Republic. As of 2013, she lives in Mill Valley, California.

Achievements

  • 1985 Carl Sandburg Award,\r\n1985 PEN New Books Award\r\n1986 Friends of American Writers' Award\r\n1986 LSU Southern Review Fiction Award\r\n1993 Sun-Times Fiction Prize\r\n1988 CCLM Editors' Award\r\n2002 Marin Arts Council Fellowship\r\n1996 and 2002 BABRA finalist\r\n2009 PEN Translation Award\r\n5 Illinois Arts Council Fellowships\r\n2013 NEA Poetry Fellowship.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers of English, Associated Writing Programs, Coordinating Council Literature Magazines (Editors award 1988).

Connections

Married Paul A. Hoover, October 5, 1974. Children: Koren, Julian, Philip.

father:
Philip B. Hahn

mother:
Idell (Lubove) Hahn

spouse:
Paul A. Hoover

children:
Philip Chernoff

Julian Chernoff

Koren Chernoff