About Julia L. Bobkoff

Julia L. Bobkoff attended the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, and the NYU graduate film program. She is a screenwriter/filmmaker, professional violinist/teacher, and writes occasionally on her first blog: CradleGifts. She is also currently at work on a Holocaust screenplay and her first novel.


Julia Bobkoff reveals the private tragedy of William Faulkner’s life.

Eulogy for Seamus Heaney

Julia Bobkoff remembers one of her favorite poets and a man well-loved.

Ballad for a BadAss

A player meets his match in the form of a poet.

Chivalry Is Not Dead: He’s Alive And Kicking at 97

Julia Bobkoff and her friend Leon remind us what it means to be a mensch

Mark Twain, the Depth

Professor Bobkoff is not returning to campus this fall, but his daughter will never forget what he taught her.

Out of the Cradle

The gifts from one’s parents include passions and observations that communicate—and finally become—character and identity.