Remembering and Forgetting: War, Children, and Art, a reading and discussion with author Tim O’Brien

  • October 29, 2019
  • IU Presidents Hall in Franklin Hall
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Free

Author Tim O’Brien’s work is saturated with the themes of memory and truth. His collection of connected short stories The Things They Carried, grappled directly with memory— how it is both unreliable and unrelenting. “Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story,” author Tim O’Brien writes in that book.

The author will read from and discuss the themes of remembering and forgetting that permeate his work, including a new memoir, Dad’s Maybe Book. The talk will be followed by a book signing with the author’s books available for purchase.

Tim O’Brien received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are The Things They Carried, Pulitzer Finalist and a New York Times Book of the Century, and In the Lake of the Woods, winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize. He was awarded the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement in military writing in 2013. His newest work, Dad’s Maybe Book, is a memoir based on letters to his sons. It will be released in October.

Remembering and Forgetting: War, Children, and Art, a reading and discussion with author Tim O’Brien