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 I’d heard that James Franco had made a film version of Cormac McCarthy’s powerful-and-disturbing novel Child of God (1974), and I casually wondered why I hadn’t heard anything about it. A year ago Franco also did a film version of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying (1930), which I showed to an American Gothic literature class I was teaching, and that went well enough, even if it did seem rath...

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The Bird Saviors
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Goodnight, Texas
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 37 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 — 2 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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