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Tobias Wolff is the author of the memoirs This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army, the novels The Barracks Thief and Old School, and the short story collections Our Story Begins, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, and The Night in Question. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's and literary journals. He teaches in the English Department at Stanford University, and he is the recipient of many literary honors. He lives in Northern California.
His memoir This Boy’s Life was adapted into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias, Robert DeNiro as his abusive stepfather and Ellen Barkin as his mother. This Boy’s Life tells the true story of how young Wolff escaped his unhappy home life by forging his high school transcripts and reference letters to gain admission to an exclusive prep school 2800 miles away.
Wolff is a highly regarded writer and teacher of writing who isn’t usually on the speaker’s circuit. He is appearing at the Lewisburg Literary Festival by special arrangement with his publisher.