• The cover of the book Old School

    Old School

    The elite prep school in Old School is something of a dream for budding writers: literature is beloved, authors are held up high, and the most sought-after competition is not football or soccer, but the annual contest that rewards a sit-down with that year’s esteemed judge. In November 1960, it’s Hemingway, and the narrator, a scholarship kid trying to conceal his Jewish background, will do anything to win. He ultimately pays the price for his proclivity to deception—not unlike Wolff, who forged his transcripts to get into the elite Hill School and was later expelled.