Tobias Wolff, an American author, was born in 1945 in Alabama. His parents’ divorce separated him from his father and older brother, writer Jeffery Wolff, for many years during which he and his mother traveled through various states in the US while struggling financially. After being forced to drop out of high school, he joined the US army and served in Vietnam. Later he worked for The Washington Post and studied at Stanford University in California and Oxford University in the UK. Today Wolff lives in California and lectures at Stanford University. He has won numerous literary awards and has published two novels, five short story collections, and two memoirs, one of which, This Boy’s Life, was adapted to film in 1993.