Patrick Tobin was the winner of Showtime’s Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting at this year’s Nantucket Film Festival. His short stories have appeared in Agni, The Portland Review, Happy, The Literary Review, Kenyon Review, and Gulf Stream. Patrick’s story Passage was reprinted in the Ohio University Press anthology New Stories From The Southwest. His essay, 14 ½ Things To Do In Stockholm In The Dead Of Winter, won best creative nonfiction and appeared in the fall 2004 issue of the Canadian literary journal Grain. The piece was later a finalist for a Canadian National Magazine Award. My essay Reunion won Prism International’s 2006 creative nonfiction contest. I’ve also had nonfiction pieces in New Delta Review and The Florida Review. He also co-wrote a cat humor book called Petted By The Light.
Patrick will be working on his script, CAKE: a dark comedy about a self-destructive woman whose obsession with the suicide of someone in her chronic pain support group leads to an affair with the dead woman’s husband, a drug run to Mexico, and a stop at one of the last drive in theaters in the country.
CAKE was originally published in Kenyon Review and appeared in the 2008 Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology, edited by McSweeney’s publisher Dave Eggers.