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Author photo. English: Author Tim O'Brien at the 2012 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, United States. O'Brien won the 1979 National Book Award for Fiction for his novel Going After Cacciato.

English: Author Tim O'Brien at the 2012 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, United States. O'Brien won the 1979 National Book Award for Fiction for his novel Going After Cacciato.

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Tim O'Brien was born on October 1, 1946 in Austin, Minnesota. He graduated from Macalester College in 1968 and was immediately drafted into the U. S. Army, serving from 1969 to 1970 and receiving a Purple Heart. Three years later, his memoirs of the Vietnam War were published as If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home. Later works include Northern Lights (1975), Going After Cacciato (1978, winner of the National Book Award), and The Things They Carried (1990, winner of the Melcher Book Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award). (Bowker Author Biography)
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