Thomas Cobb (author)

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Thomas Cobb is an American novelist and author of the 1987 novel Crazy Heart[1] which was adapted into the 2010 Academy Award winning 2009 film Crazy Heart.[2][3]

Cobb attended the University of Houston, where he studied fiction writing with Donald Barthelme.[4] Barthelme also advised him on the writing of Crazy Heart.[5]

Thomas Cobb has taught at Eastern Arizona College and in the Arizona State Prison System. Since 1987, he has been a member of the faculty of Rhode Island College and is Professor of English and Director of Performing & Fine Arts Commission. He teaches fiction writing and literature, and has been the director of the program for 18 years. In 2010 he received the Rhode Island College Alumni Faculty Award.[6][7]


  1. ^ Cobb, Thomas (1987). Crazy heart. San Francisco: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-015803-4. 
  2. ^ Janusonis, Michael (2010-03-07). "'Crazy Heart,' with R.I. ties, takes 2 Academy Awards". - The Providence Journal (The Providence Journal Co). Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  3. ^ WGAW (2010-01-11). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved 2010-09-26.  Archived version 2010-09-26
  4. ^ "The Reading Life: Jeff Bridges and ‘Crazy Heart’: Channeling Donald Barthelme?" The New York Times. January 29, 2010. Retrieved on July 31, 2010.
  5. ^ Rourke, Bryan (2009-11-22). "Foster author’s ‘Crazy Heart’ gets reprint now that movie is on the way". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Thomas Cobb - Alumni Faculty Award". Rhode Island College. 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2010-09-26.  Archived version 2010-09-26
  7. ^ "Alumni Awards & Honor Roll". Rhode Island College. 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2010-09-26.  Archived version 2010-09-26

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