Tim O' Brien

When:  Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 08:00pm

Where:  Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room - 126 College Ave, New Brunswick NJ, US, 08901

Category:  2011-2012 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

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Admission: Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public

The author of eight books, Tim O’Brien received the National Book Award in Fiction in 1979 for his novel Going After Cacciato.  In 2005 The Things They Carried was named by the New York Times as one of the twenty best books of the last quarter century.  It received the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award in fiction and was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The French edition of The Things They Carried received one of France’s highest literary awards, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. The title story from The Things They Carried received the National Magazine Award and was selected by John Updike for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories of the Century.  In the Lake of the Woods, published in 1994, was chosen by Time magazine as the best novel of that year. The book also received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was selected as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times.  In 2010, O’Brien received the Katherine Anne Porter Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for a distinguished body of work. O’Brien’s other books include If I Die in a Combat Zone, Northern Lights, Tomcat in Love and July, July.  His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic, Esquire, Playboy, Harper’s, Granta, and several editions of The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Short Stories
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