University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Thomas Cobb

Eugene St. Pierre

Thomas Cobb is best known for his novel "Crazy Heart," which later became an award-winning movie starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Bridges received an Academy Award for his portrayal of washed-up country singer Bad Blake. Cobb's latest book is "Darkness the Color of Snow," a crime drama and psychological thriller featuring a young cop and the challenges he faces after a traffic accident. "With Blood in Their Eyes" is a historical fiction set in Eastern Arizona.

Cobb attended the University of Arizona, where he received a B.A. and M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in creative writing under the direction of Richard Shelton. He then was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Houston. From 1977 to 1982, Cobb owned and operated Sixth Street Books in Tucson. He taught at Eastern Arizona College and at the Arizona State Prison in Florence. He recently retired after teaching creative writing for 25 years at Rhode Island College. A member of Western Writers of America, he returns to southern Arizona regularly for research and the spirit of the desert.

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Scheduled events:
Blockbuster Novelists
Three prominent authors discuss their craft, what inspires them to write, and their latest books.

UA BookStore (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brunonia Barry, Thomas Cobb, T. Jefferson Parker
Moderator: Jeffrey Ronstadt

Darkness the Color of Snow
Fiction / Literature
William Morrow
August 2016
ISBN 9780062391261
Paperback, 304 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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Like No Country for Old Men and Snow Falling on Cedars, a haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart—the basis of the 2009 Academy Award-winning film—an electrifying crime drama and psychological thriller in which a young cop becomes the focal point for a community’s grief and rage in the aftermath of a tragic accident. More/less

With Blood in Their Eyes
Fiction / Literature
U of A Press
ISBN 9780816531059
Paperback, 223 pages
$17.95, INSTORE
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On February 10, 1918, John Power woke to the sound of bells and horses’ hooves. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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