One of America's preeminent writers, Tobias Wolff is the author of the memoirs This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army, the novels The Barracks Thief and Old School, and the short-story collections In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, The Night in Question, and Our Story Begins. Honors include the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rea Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper's. The reading is followed by discussion with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series. The Some Favorite Writers series is sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English, and organized by Mona Simpson. Readings are supported by GRoW @ Annenberg.