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Tobias Wolff

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Writer Tobias Wolff

His first novel, recently published, is Old School. Wolff is best known for his memoir This Boy's Life and short stories, including The Barracks Thief.

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Writers Week: Remembering a "Boy's Life."

Writer Tobias Wolff. Terry talked with him in 1989 after the release of his acclaimed memoir, "This Boy's Life" about his unhappy upbringing in a working-class town in Washington State in the late 1950s. The book was adapted for screen starring, Robert DeNiro, and Ellen Barkin. Wolff, who served in Vietnam, later worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, and has also written two highly regarded collections of short stories. (REBROADCAST. Originally aired 1/31/89).

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Remembering a "Boy's Life"

Writer Tobias Wolff. Terry talked with him in 1989 after the release of his acclaimed memoir, "This Boy's Life" about his unhappy upbringing in a working-class town in Washington State in the late 1950s. The book was adapted for screen; the movie version stars Robert DeNiro, and Ellen Barkin. Last month Wolff was nominated for the National Book Award for his memoir "In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War." (Rebroadcast)

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Novelist and Memoirist Geoffrey Wolff on Fathers and Brothers

Geoffrey Wolff's books include "The Final Club," "Providence," and a collection of essays, "A Day at the Beach." His book "The Duke of Deception" is about his father, who was a con-man who lied about his background, wrote bad checks, and later had a nervous breakdown and went to jail. His brother, novelist Tobias Wolff, has also written about their father. This interview was first broadcast in 1990. (Rebroadcast)

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Novelist and Memoirist Geoffrey Wolff on Fathers and Brothers

Wolff's new book, The Final Club, is about Princeton students in the late 1950's. His memoir, The Duke of Deception, was about his father, who conned his way through his life and career. Wolff's brother is writer Tobias Wolff, who has his own childhood memoir, This Boy's Life.

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