This Boy’s Life author Tobias Wolff to read April 15

Posted April 14th, 2009 at 8:44 pm.

Author Tobias Wolff, whose memoir This Boy’s Life was turned into the 1993 film of the same name, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall.

Free and open to the public, Wolff’s appearance is part of the College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series, which features award-winning poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, and playwrights. For further information, contact the Office for the Arts at 610-526-5210.

Wolff’s most recent work, Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories, just received the 2009 Story Prize and is due to be released in paperback in April.

His novel Old School, a work of fiction in which a teenage student leaves Washington State to attend an East Coast prep school, closely mirrors the author’s experience attending The Hill School in Pottstown. Wolff left The Hill School as a senior to serve  in Vietnam. Ultimately, he attended Oxford University and went on to receive a master’s degree from Stanford University, where he has taught since 1997.

Wolff’s other works include the memoir In Pharaoh’s Army; the short novel The Barracks Thief; and three collections of stories, In The Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, and The Night in Question.

His work has received the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Malamud Award.

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