About the Author

Jeff Hobbs graduated with a BA in English language and literature from Yale in 2002, where he was awarded the Willets and Meeker prizes for his writing. He is the author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Show Them You’re Good, and The Tourists. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Photograph by Rebecca Hobbs

Speaking Engagements

Since 2014, Jeff Hobbs has visited over a hundred schools to facilitate conversations about access, entitlement, racism, classism, justice, and identity in modern day America. These have included graduate schools, Ivy League universities, state universities, small liberal arts college, HBCUs, independent high schools, vo/tech high schools, urban public schools, and juvenile halls.

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