William J. Cobb

William J. Cobb

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Texas City, Texas, The United States



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William J. Cobb is a novelist, essayist, and short fiction writer whose work has been published in The New Yorker, The Mississippi Review, The Antioch Review, and many others. He's the author of two novels - The Fire Eaters (W.W. Norton 1994) and Goodnight, Texas (Unbridled Books 2006) - and a book of stories, The White Tattoo (Ohio State UP 2002). He reviews books for the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, and the New York Times, and directs the MFA program at Penn State. He lives in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

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So last weekend I happened to see the new film Everest, which recapitulates many of the events in Jon Krakauer’s bestseller Into Thin Air (1997), about the disastrous year when 11 climbers died on Mount Everest, circa 1996—which has since been eclipsed by even greater death tolls, such as this year’s avalanche that killed 22 people—and earlier in the summer I read Krakauer’s new book of nonfict...

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Average rating: 3.48 · 182 ratings · 53 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Bird Saviors
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Goodnight, Texas
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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The Fire Eaters
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1994
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The White Tattoo: A Collect...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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The Lousy Adult
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Story Behind the Book : Vol...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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