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Tobias Wolff to read from his works at Stanford

STANFORD -- Tobias Wolff, one of the Stanford Creative Writing Program's most accomplished alumni, will read from his works at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Kresge Auditorium on the Stanford University campus.

The talk is the concluding event of the 1994-95 Jean and Bill Lane Lecture Series, which annually brings three prominent writers to the campus.

Wolff's fiction appears frequently in The Atlantic, Esquire and Vanity Fair, and has been featured regularly in the Best American Short Stories anthologies. He has published two collections of short stories, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (which contains a number of works from his Stanford thesis) and Back in the World.

His novel The Barracks Thief won a PEN/Faulkner Award, and his highly acclaimed memoir, This Boy's Life, received the Los Angeles Times Book Award in 1989 and was made into a major motion picture.

His most recent work, In Pharaoh's Army, a memoir of his experiences in the Vietnam War, was a finalist for the 1994 National Book Award.

Wolff has edited numerous anthologies, including The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories and Best American Short Stories 1994. Last year, he received a $100,000 grant from the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Foundation.

Wolff lives with his wife and their three children in Syracuse, N.Y., where he teaches at Syracuse University.

For more information, call the Stanford Creative Writing Program at (415) 723-2637.



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