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William J. Cobb

William J. Cobb

Professor

Room 102 B
224 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801

Mailroom: 136 Ritenour Building

University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-0007

Education

  1. PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. The University of Houston. 1988-93.
  2. Master of Arts in English. The University of Texas at Austin. 1982-84.
  3. Bachelor of Arts in English. Texas State University at San Marcos. 1975-80.

Professional Bio

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 five books of fiction: three novels—The Fire Eaters (W.W. Norton 1994), Goodnight, Texas (Unbridled Books 2006), and The Bird Saviors (Unbridled Books 2012)—and two books of stories, The White Tattoo (Ohio State UP 2002) and The Lousy Adult (Johns-Hopkins UP 2013). He has reviewed books for the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, and the New York Times, and lives in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction