Tim O'Brien

Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien (fiction) 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 20 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 Étranger. 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 10 best books of the year by The New York Times. In 2010, O’Brien received the Katherine Anne Porter Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for a distinguished lifetime body of work. In 2012, O’Brien received the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation. O’Brien’s short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic, Esquire, Playboy, Harper’s, and numerous editions of The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Short Stories. His novels have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages.