Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Vietnam vet O'Brien wins $100,000 military writing prize

Jun. 25, 2013 - 10:09AM   |  
Tim O'Brien
Vietnam veteran and author Tim O'Brien is seen in an undated photo. O'Brien, known for such books as 'The Things They Carried' and 'In the Lake of the Woods,' has received the $100,000 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. (AP)
  • Filed Under

NEW YORK — A $100,000 prize for military writing has been awarded to an author of fiction.

Tim O’Brien, known for such books as “The Things They Carried” and “In the Lake of the Woods,” has received the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award.

The honor, announced Tuesday, has previously been given to such acclaimed historians as James McPherson and Rick Atkinson. O’Brien is the first fiction writer to win.

The 66-year-old O’Brien served in the Army in the Vietnam War from 1968-70 and often draws directly on his experiences as a soldier.

More In OFFduty

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Marine Corps Times

This Week's Marine Corps Times

Left behind
Without security, without citizenship, interpreters are exposed to death squads

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        Apr 23, 2014 4:14 PM
   Last Post: Stalwart
        Apr 23, 2014 12:27 PM
San Antonio shooting
(10 replies)
   Last Post: Measure Man
        Apr 22, 2014 3:34 PM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook