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Tobias Wolff 

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Event Details

Title: Novel Experience Speaker
Date: Sep 20, 2012
Time: 11 a.m.
Description: Tobias Wolff, author of Old School, will give a public lecture about his novel. In addition to being the first book in Re:Thinking Education's book club, Old School is also this year's Novel Experience novel. 
Location: Leonard Auditorium
     

Biography

Tobias Wolff is the The Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor of English at Stanford University. From Wolff's faculty profile: "Tobias Wolff is the author of the novels "The Barracks Thief" and "Old School," the memoirs "This Boy's Life" and "In Pharaoh's Army," and the short story collections "In the Garden of the North American Martyrs," "Back in the World," and "The Night in Question." His most recent collection of short stories, "Our Story Begins," won The Story Prize for 2008. Other honors include the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award - both for excellence in the short story - the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He also has been the editor of "Best American Short Stories," "The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories," and "A Doctor's Visit: The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov." His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, and other magazines and literary journals."