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Tobias Wolff

Born in Alabama in 1945,
Tobias Wolff spent four years as a paratrooper. He is currently Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the Humanities at Stanford.  Tobias Wolff’s books include the memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army; the short novel The Barracks Thief; three collections of stories, In The Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, and The Night in Question; and, most recently, the novel Old School.

His work has received numerous awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Rea Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Fairfax Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, the PEN/Malamud Award for Achievement in the Short Story, and the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Short Story Collections
Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories (Alfred A.Knopf, 2008)

Reviewed by Elaine Chiew

Story included in:
Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform (Press 53, 2009)

Reviewed by Carol Reid

The Night in Question (1996)

Collected Stories (1988)

Back in the World (1985)

Hunters in the Snow (1982)


In the Garden of the North American Martyrs(1981)