This quote, said by Tim, helps illustrate the emotional connection O’Brien is trying to make with the reader. He intends to touch the reader’s heart with his words, not just make a profit off his work. Using this strategy of writing helped O’Brien become a respected writer during the 18th and 19th Centurys.
William Timothy O’Brien Jr., more commonly known as Tim O’Brien, was born in Austin, Minnesota. He was born on October 1, 1946, to William …show more content…
This is a novel written in first person about the unfortunate events that happen during a womanizing linguistics Professor, Thomas Chippering. Chippering gets himself in trouble by being a persistent flirt, a bad liar, and a completely self-centered man.
His most recent book, July, July, which was written in 2002, is about the 30th reunion of the Darton Hall College graduation class of 1969. Although the reunion should have taken place in 1999, the book takes place in 2000. This book is full of flash blacks from long ago that shaped the characters to who they are now 30 years later. Through all these books, O’Brien uses real examples that people can connect too, which makes it easier for the books to touch people’s heart. O’Brien wrote many books, and he also won many awards for his books.
O’Brien won a total of 4 awards(Cliffnotes.com). He was awarded the National Book Award in 1979 for his book, Going After Cacciato. He also won another award in 1995. O’Brien received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction for his book, In the Lake of the Woods. His third award was given to him in August of 2012. He received the Dayton Literacy Peace Prize Foundation’s Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. His last award was just a couple of years ago. In 2013, O’Brien was awarded the $100,000 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. Although O’Brien did not win the award, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer