Tessa Hadley published her first work of fiction, Accidents in the Home
, at the age of 45, three months after her critical study Henry James and the Imagination of Pleasure
came out. A second novel, Everything Will Be All Right
, was published the following year, in 2003. She teaches English and creative writing at Bath Spa University College and is currently working on a third novel and on a play, The Wendy House
, for BBC Radio. Her most recent New Yorker
story, "Mother's Son", appeared in the August 30 issue.
Tobias Wolff is the author of two memoirs; This Boy's Life, which won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and was adapted for film, and In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War. He's also written a novella, The Barracks Thief, which won a PEN / Faulkner Award for Fiction; three short-story collections, among them The Night in Question; and a novel, Old School, parts of which first appeared in The New Yorker. He was the editor of The Best American Short Stories 1994.
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