Curious Conversations

Jeff Hobbs

Telling a Friend's Truth After Tragedy

In this Conversation, Jeff Hobbs shares his process for writing and researching "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace," a nonfiction book about his roommate and friend. Hobbs explains his motivation behind writing the book, and the surprising truths he discovered after Peace's death.

Jeff Hobbs, author of “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace”

Author Jeff Hobbs published “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” in 2014. It was named as one of New York Times' 100 notable books of the year, and was one of the winners of the Los Angeles Times' Book Prizes. In 2007, Hobbs published his first novel “The Tourists,” which became a national bestseller. Hobbs graduated with a BA in English language and literature from Yale, where he was awarded the Willets and Meeker prizes for his writing.

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