Tim O’Brien: A Fiction Reading
Date: 4:00pm EST October 18, 2012 EDTTim 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.