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Tobias Wolff was born in Birmingham, Alabama on June 19, 1945. He served in the military as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. He received a B.A. in 1972 and a M.A. in 1975 from the University of Oxford and a M.A. in 1978 from Stanford University. He held faculty positions at Stanford University, Goddard College, Arizona State University, and Syracuse University. He was also a reporter for the Washington Post. His first collection of short stories, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, won the St. Lawrence award for fiction in 1982. His other works include Back in the World, In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of a Lost War, The Night in Question, Old School, and Our Story Begins. The Barracks Thief won the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction in 1985. This Boy's Life: A Memoir won the Los Angeles Times Book prize in 1989 and was made into a 1993 film starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. He also won three O. Henry Awards in 1980, 1981, and 1985 and the National Medal of Arts in 2015. He edited several anthologies of short stories including Matters of Life and Death: New American Stories, A Doctor's Visit: Short Stories by Anton Chekhov, and The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Old School 2,390 copies, 74 reviews
The Night in Question: Stories 830 copies, 12 reviews
Back in the World: Stories 338 copies, 1 review
The Barracks Thief 326 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (Editor) 224 copies, 4 reviews
Best New American Voices 2000 (Guest Editor) 46 copies
Hunters in the Snow 37 copies, 1 review
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (Contributor) 1,159 copies, 15 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 683 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (Contributor) 536 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (Contributor) 520 copies, 5 reviews
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 347 copies, 1 review
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (Contributor) 339 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (Contributor) 336 copies, 3 reviews
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 221 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (Contributor) 204 copies, 3 reviews
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 190 copies, 1 review
Modern American Memoirs (Contributor) 179 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Essays 1995 (Contributor) 150 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (Contributor) 150 copies
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (Contributor) 139 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (Contributor) 119 copies
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (Contributor) 113 copies, 1 review
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American Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 81 copies
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A Doctor's Visit: Short Stories (Introduction, some editions) 48 copies, 1 review
This Boy's Life [1993 film] (Original novel) 21 copies, 1 review
Looking for George (Foreword) 18 copies
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