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Tim O'Brien Author Biography Presentation

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Marc Malone

on 19 August 2011

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Transcript of Tim O'Brien Author Biography Presentation

Childhood in Worthington, Minnesota Hostile Mai Lai Area Drafted into Vietnam War, 1968 Tim O'Brien: the Famous Writer B.A. Political Science, Macalester College, 1968 Tim O'Brien: Major Influences Tim O'Brien: Fact Sheet
Born October 1, 1946
B.A. Political Science, 1968
Harvard University
Teaches at Texas State University
National Book Award, 1979 (Going After Cacciato)
James Fenimore Cooper Prize (In the Lake of the Woods Tim O'Brien: Writing
Writes predominately about war
Known for writing "verisimilitude" meaning the appearance or semblance of truth--we don't always know what is fact and what is fiction "That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth."
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