Bruce Dobler

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Bruce Dobler (1939–2010) was an American writer.

Born June 30 in Chicago, Illinois, he earned his BA at the University of Illinois and MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 1969–1970, Dobler was the first "writer-in-residence" at Phillips Exeter Academy. Later he taught English Literature and Writing at Windham College, the University of Arizona, and the University of Texas, El Paso. Since 1979 he taught writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dobler was married to the poet Patricia Dobler (1939–2004). He divorced her in 1992.

On July 4, 2008, he married Julieta (Julie) Barrera. He was found dead in his home in El Paso, TX on August 15, 2010, aged 71.


  • The Last Rush North, novel (Little,Brown, 1976)
  • Ice Pick: A Novel about Life and Death in a Maximum Security Prison, novel (Little,Brown, 1974)
  • I Made It Myself, (Grosset, 1973)


Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2002. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000025909.