Tobias Wolff

1945 - Today

Tobias Wolff

Tobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff (born June 19, 1945) is an American short story writer, memoirist, novelist, and teacher of creative writing. He is known for his memoirs, particularly This Boy's Life (1989) and In Pharaoh's Army (1994). He has written four short story collections and two novels including The Barracks Thief (1984), which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Wolff received a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in September 2015.His academic career began at Syracuse University (1982–1997) and, since 1997, he has taught at Stanford University, where he is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tobias Wolff has received more than 679,996 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,264th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Tobias Wolff ranks 4,257 out of 4,883Before him are Niccolò Ammaniti, Sarah Waters, Robert Edmond Grant, Duncan Regehr, Charles Simic, and Brian Friel. After him are Ari Behn, Alan Hollinghurst, Mark Haddon, Manly P. Hall, Susan Cooper, and Wallace Stegner.

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Among people born in 1945, Tobias Wolff ranks 348Before him are Frederica von Stade, Eva Janko, Ousmane Issoufi Maïga, João de Deus Pinheiro, Luis Garisto, and Tommy Smith. After him are Judith O'Dea, Tony Duvert, Daniel Ona Ondo, Elvin Hayes, Mikhail Voronin, and Hanan al-Shaykh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tobias Wolff ranks 6,807 out of 12,171Before him are Dave Cowens (1948), Darlene Hard (1936), Miles Teller (1987), Kellan Lutz (1985), Common (1972), and Anthony Denison (1949). After him are Christy Walton (1949), John Debney (1956), Judith O'Dea (1945), Wilmer Valderrama (1980), Morris Kirksey (1895), and Karl Rove (1950).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Tobias Wolff ranks 529Before him are Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1815), Nicholas Meyer (1945), Joel Chandler Harris (1848), Robert Bly (1926), Kathy Acker (1947), and Zitkala-Sa (1876). After him are Wallace Stegner (1909), David Brown (1916), Peter Matthiessen (1927), Philip Agee (null), William F. Buckley Jr. (1925), and Gardner Dozois (1947).