Tim O’Brien: Solider & Author By: Heath Midkiff
O’Brien’s Life Facts Born October 1st, 1946 Graduated from Macalester College in 1968 Drafted into Vietnam War and served 1969-1970 Enrolled in Harvard but left to pursue newspaper columnist position. However his fiction work became his focal point. Winner of many prestigious writing awards such as: National Book Award for Fiction, Best Novel of the year – Time Magazine, France’s Prix du MeilleurLivreEtrangerand more.
Video of O’Brien @ National Book Award Ceremony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE6e0YyUIA8
Tim O’Brien Presentation The reason I love this clip is because it lets us hear the author’s tone. We have been learning about tone in this class and I am now just realizing the importance of it. Just by watching you can tell the passion for which the author has for his stories.
In Closing… I was inspired to make this short presentation as my response to this week’s blog post because I was inspired by this author. This post is just so my classmates can learn more about O’Brien and his early life before and after Vietnam. I hope you enjoyed the included photos and video clips. I know that “The Things They Carried” was inspiring to me and such a great work of art.
Works Cited YouTube video was provided by the user “coldfaceblush” Images provided by Google Image Search