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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: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Book Award, National Book Award for Fiction, Heartland Prize

William Timothy "Tim" 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 has held the endowed chair at the MFA program of Texas State University–San Marcos every other academic year since 2003–2004 (2003–2004, 2005–2006, 2007–2008, 2009–2010, and 2011–2012).
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2. Catching Fire

2009 book by Suzanne Collins

author: Suzanne Collins
illustrator: Tim O'Brien


Going After Cacciato

book by Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien


In the Lake of the Woods

novel by the American author Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien


July, July

2002 novel by Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien


Tomcat in Love

book by Tim O'Brien

author: Tim O'Brien


Where Have You Gone

short story

author: Tim O'Brien

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