Tim O’Brien

Literary Birthday – 1 October – Tim O’Brien

Happy Birthday, Tim O’Brien, born 1 October 1946 The Shape Of Stories That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth. But this too is true: stories can save us. Stories are for joining the past…

Writers In Wartime

Writers in Wartime Ernest Hemingway, Ambulance Driver - WW1 Kurt Vonnegut, Infantryman/Scout - WW2 Tim O’Brien, Infantryman - Vietnam Evelyn Waugh, Royal Marines/Special Operations Executive - WW2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Signals Officer Infantry - WW1 Roald Dahl, Fighter Pilot - WW2 (Source: myimaginarybrooklyn)