William Cobb

William Cobb

A native of Demopolis, Alabama, William Cobb taught at the University of Montevallo, where he was writer in residence for twelve years. He was educated at Livingston State College and Vanderbilt University. He is married to the short story writer Loretta Cobb (The Ocean Was Salt); they have one daughter and two grandchildren. They continue to live in Montevallo.

William has also written for the stage; his three plays produced in several regional theaters and in New York are Sunday’s Child, A Place of Springs, and Early Rains. His non-fiction has appeared in Southern Living Magazine; he contributed the essay “When The Opry Was In Ryman and We Still Believed in God” to the anthology The Remembered Gate: Memoirs by Alabama Writers. His writing has been awarded numerous prizes, among them Story Magazine’s Story of the Year in 1965, Several Hackney Literary awards, and the Alabama Library Association’s Fiction Book of the Year award in 2000. In 2007 he was given the Harper Lee Award, presented each year to an Alabama writer for distinguished fiction writing.

SixFinger Titles by William Cobb

  • Cover of A Time to Reap by William Cobb
    A Time to Reap
  • Sweet Home: Stories of Alabama front cover
    Sweet Home: Stories of Alabama
  • The Stone Soldier cover

    The Stone Soldier
  • A Very Proper Resting Place cover

    A Very Proper Resting Place
  • The Hunted cover

    The Hunted
  • The Iron Gates cover

    The Iron Gates
  • Suffer Little Children

    Suffer Little Children
  • Glad My Eyes front cover

    Glad My Eyes
  • Birmingham: Mother's Day, 1961
    Birmingham: Mother's Day, 1961
  • An Encounter with a Friend front cover
    An Encounter with a Friend
  • Somewhere in all this Green
    Somewhere in all this Green
  • The Night of the Yellow Butterflies
    The Night of the Yellow Butterflies
  • Old Wars and New Sorrow front cover
    Old Wars and New Sorrow
  • Passin' Side / Suicide front cover
    Passin' Side / Suicide
  • Walk the Fertile Fields front cover
    Walk the Fertile Fields
  • The Flowers of Her Summer Garden front cover
    The Flowers of Her Summer Garden
  • Walking Strawberry front cover
    Walking Strawberry
  • The Queen of the Silver Dollar front cover
    The Queen of the Silver Dollar
  • Brother Bobby's Eye front cover
    Brother Bobby's Eye
  • The Best of It front cover
    The Best of It

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