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Tim O'Brien Author Biography Presentation
Transcript of Tim O'Brien Author Biography Presentation
Born October 1, 1946
B.A. Political Science, 1968
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."