Julian Hoffman was born in England and grew up in Canada. In 2000, he moved with his wife, Julia, to live beside the Prespa Lakes in northern Greece. Having worked as organic market-gardeners for some years, they now earn a living in the mountains, monitoring sensitive upland bird species where wind parks have been built or proposed.
His book, The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World, was chosen by Terry Tempest Williams as the winner of the 2012 AWP Award Series for Creative Nonfiction and is a finalist for the 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year Award. Along with winning the 2011 Terrain.orgNonfiction Prize and being nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, his writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in EarthLines, Among Animals, Southern Humanities Review, Kyoto Journal, Flyway, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Three Coyotes, and The Redwood Coast Review.