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Oswald Writers Series featuring Tim O'Brien

Date : October 24, 2017

Time : 7:30PM

Admission : FREE

Location : Etherredge Center

Tim O'Brien

After studying political science at Macalester
College, O’Brien fought in Vietnam. When he
returned home, he studied intermittently at
Harvard and worked for the Washington Post. He
collected his newspaper and magazine articles
about his war experiences in his first book If I Die
in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
The Vietnam War is also present in O’Brien’s
novels Northern Lights (1975); Going After Cacciato
(1978), which won a National Book Award; The
Things They Carried (1990); and In the Lake of the
Woods (1994).
O’Brien’s writing took a new turn with Tomcat
in Love (1999), a nuanced comic novel about
the search for love, and July, July (2002), whose
disillusioned characters gather for a college class
O’Brien is Professor of Creative Writing in the
MFA Program at Texas State University in San
Marcos, Texas.




The Etherredge Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
P: (803) 641-3305

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday : Closed

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