TITLE: Tim O'Brien
SPEAKER: Tim O'Brien
EVENT DATE: 10/12/2002
RUNNING TIME: 32 minutes
Speaker Biography: Tom O'Brien, renowned for his award-winning Vietnam War fiction, began his writing career as a newspaper reporter. He turned to writing fiction after publication of his memoir "If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Send Me Home" and subsequently has published seven novels. O'Brien received the National Book Award in fiction for "Going After Cacciato," France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize for "The Things They Carried," and "In the Lake of the Woods" was named the best work of fiction in 1994 by Time. His latest book is "July, July."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2002