November 2012 |
Tim O'Brien's Archive
In honor of Veterans Day, I want to share with you an excellent essay about Vietnam War memorist and novelist Tim O'Brien, written by Sarah Funke Butler of Glenn Horowitz Books. It's a look inside O'Brien's archive, now at the Ransom Center in Texas, that pulls at the strands of his beginnings as a writer, from a stint at an Army newsletter to his stunning novels Going After Cacciato (which won the National Book Award) and The Things They Carried, which was a World Book Night pick last year. Read it in the Paris Review.