Author

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Tim O'Brien

American novelist

1946   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University
occupation: writer, teacher, novelist
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, National Book Award, National Book Award for Fiction, Heartland Prize, Society of American Historians Prize for Historical Fiction

William Timothy O'Brien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist. He is best known for his book The Things They Carried (1990), a collection of linked semi-autobiographical stories inspired by O'Brien's experiences in the Vietnam War. In 2010, The New York Times described O'Brien's book as a Vietnam classic. In addition, he is known for his war novel, Going After Cacciato (1978), also about wartime Vietnam, and later novels about postwar lives of veterans.O'Brien held the endowed chair at the MFA program of Texas State University–San Marcos every other academic year from 2003–2004 to 2011-2012 (2003–2004, 2005–2006, 2007–2008, 2009–2010, and 2011–2012).
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Works

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Catching Fire

2009 book by Suzanne Collins

author: Suzanne Collins
illustrator: Tim O'Brien

2009

The Things They Carried

meta-fictional Vietnam War memoir by American author Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien

1990

Going After Cacciato

book by Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien

1978

In the Lake of the Woods

novel by the American author Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien

1995

July, July

2002 novel by Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien

2002

Tomcat in Love

book by Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien

1998

Where Have You Gone

short story

author: Tim O'Brien

Matou amoureux

author: Tim O'Brien, Rémy lambrechts

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