Stuart Schoffman has been a professional writer for 40 years. In the 1970s, he was a staff writer for Time magazine in New York, and in the '80s, he was a Hollywood screenwriter and book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times. In 1988, he moved to Israel, where he has served as a columnist and critic for the Jerusalem Report and a freelancer for many other publications, focusing on politics, religion and culture. Drawing on his lifelong love of the Hebrew language, he has worked in recent years as a translator of contemporary Israeli literature, including books by such leading authors as A.B. Yehoshua, David Grossman, and Meir Shalev.
A native New Yorker, Schoffman holds degrees in American history from Harvard and Yale, and has taught at the Claremont Colleges, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California film school, and Tel Aviv University. He is a fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute, a center for Jewish studies in Jerusalem, and is proud to have been a regular participant at the Conference on World Affairs since 1983.