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Writer to Writer (Author Interviews): Tim O'Brien: In Search of Truth

FCCJ series of full length video interviews on the topic of writing


Tim O'Brien: In Search of Truth

Author Tim O'Brien
Title In Search of Truth
Interviewer Dennis Shaw
Producer Kathleen Clower
Director Mark Basse

Copyright 1999 Florida Community College at Jacksonville


Author Tim O'Brien, best known for his semi-autobiographical novel The Things They Carried, discusses the craft of writing and his process. He ruminates on the impact the Vietnam War had on himself and his work, moral ambiguity, and how the act of writing is the act of searching for the truth.

Episode #: 304



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O'Brien, T. (1999). Interviewed by Dennis Shaw [Video Recording]. In Search of Truth, Writer to Writer. YouTube, Jacksonville, Florida.

Run time: 26 minutes