Celebrated author and professor emeritus of English Tobias Wolff M.A. ’78 first came to Stanford as a Stegner Fellow in 1975. He returned to Stanford as a professor in 1997 and has taught here ever since. The Daily sat down with Wolff to discuss his time here as well as his plans for the future.
In a letter addressed to the incoming Class of 2019 and transfers, President John Hennessy announced the three books for the Three Books reading program this coming academic year: “The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson, “This Boy’s Life” by Tobias Wolff and “Cane River” by Lalita Tademy.
As both a writer and a person who comes in contact with technology on a regular basis, Eggers is looking for answers, and he challenged Stanford students to start searching for them. “At Stanford, you study social ethics, moral ethics. Why not digital ethics?”
Another Look, a book club founded by the English Department to discuss books deemed to have not yet received their time in the spotlight, took on Philip Roth’s ‘The Ghost Writer’ on Tuesday night.
These professors go above and beyond in the classroom.
Formed last year, the Another Look book club is already drawing members from outside the Stanford community with its discussion of obscure works of literature.
The Daily sat down with several prominent professors and administrators to discuss their summer reading lists and their near-unanimous interest in one Stanford-affiliated work in particular.
Adam Johnson, Associate Professor of English, recently won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel “The Orphan Master’s Son.” The work focuses on a fictional character who initially works for and then falls victim to the North Korean state, and it was described as “an exquisitely crafted novel” by the Pulitzer committee. The Daily sat down with Johnson to discuss his work at Stanford, his novel and the experience of winning a Pulitzer Prize.