Department of English
A Fiction Reading
October 18, 4:00 p.m., Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts
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. In 2010, O’Brien received the Katherine Anne Porter
Award, presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for a distinguished lifetime body of work. His novels have been translated into more than 20 languages. On Nov. 11, O’Brien will accept the $10,000 Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s lifetime achievement award, which recognizes the power of literature in promoting peace and global understanding.
Co-sponsored by: The Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows