Tobias Wolff





Tobias Wolff

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born
in Birmingham, Alabama, The United States
June 19, 1945

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Tobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff is a writer of fiction and nonfiction.

He is best known for his short stories and his memoirs, although he has written two novels.

Wolff is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, where he has taught classes in English and creative writing since 1997. He also served as the director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford from 2000 to 2002.



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“We are made to persist.
that's how we find out who we are.”
Tobias Wolff

“Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.”
Tobias Wolff, This Boy's Life

“A piece of writing is a dangerous thing," he said. "It can change your life.”
Tobias Wolff

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