Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Minnesota native and U.S. Army veteran Tim O'Brien may be best known forThe Things They Carried, a critically acclaimed collection of semi-autobiographical, interrelated short stories inspired by his experiences in the Vietnam War. His honors include the 1979 National Book Award for the novel Going After Cacciato, a Guggenheim fellowship, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. O’Brien teaches creative writing at Texas State University.

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