Brothers in conversation: Geoffrey and Tobias Wolff

Wednesday’s in conversation with Geoffrey Wolff was a family affair. Brothers Geoffrey and Tobias Wolff invited Andrew Altschul, SJSU CLA director and their former student (at different times), to join them in their question and answer session, lending the event a casual and intimate dinner-table atmosphere. Altschul kicked off the event with a question to the brothers about whether they see themselves in each other’s work (mannerisms, words, etc.). The Wolff brothers exchanged glances and mentioned this was a topic they’ve discussed before. Their admiration for each other extends beyond a brotherly love to an appreciation of one another as writer’s. Tobias described Geoffrey’s writing, specifically his sentences, as “exercises of the spirit.”