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Tobias Wolff: Recipient of Biennial Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

October 17, 2013

English professor, Tobias Wolff wins Oregon State University's Biennial Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement.


The biennial award is given to a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed work and who has — in the tradition of creative writing at OSU — mentored young writers.

Wolff is best known for his work in two genres: the short story and the memoir. His first short story collection, “In the Garden of the North American Martyrs,” was published in 1981. Wolff chronicled his early life in two memoirs, “In Pharaoh’s Army” (1994) and “This Boy’s Life” (1989), which was turned into a 1993 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

In addition to four short story collections, Wolff is the author of the 2003 novel, “Old School.”