Tim O’Brien’s acclaimed novels include The Things They Carried (an NEA Big Read, which The New York Times said belongs on “the short list of essential fiction about Vietnam”), If I Die in a Combat Zone, In the Lake of the Woods, and Going After Cacciato (which won the 1979 National Book Award in fiction), among others. In 2013 he was awarded the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. O’Brien was interviewed for Ken Burns’ 2017 documentary series, The Vietnam War. Most recently he was a co-writer on the Vietnam episodes of the NBC series This Is Us. Raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Austin. His latest book is Dad’s Maybe Book.