A former newspaper reporter, William Bradley is now a graduate student and creative nonfiction writer at the University of Missouri. 
Dec 01 2003
An Interview with Tobias Wolff
Interviewer: In your new novel, Old School, your narrator claims — truthfully, it seems to me — “No true account can be given of how or why you became a writer…” However, I wonder if you could tell me a little bit about the course of events that led you to pursue a career as a writer.
Wolff: It was, I suppose, a tendency in my nature, to some extent encouraged by my reading, and at one point by the example of my brother, Geoffrey, who is seven and a half years older than I.