Author Tim O'Brien--born and educated in Minnesota--has won the 2013 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The prestigious prize carries an honorarium of $100,000.
O'Brien was born in Austin, Minn., grew up in Worthington, Minn., and graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul. He served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970, and most of his books have dealt with that war, and its aftermath. He won the National Book Award for "Going After Cacciato," and last year won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
He is perhaps best known for his novel, "The Things They Carried," and his memoir, "If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home."
O'Brien now lives and teaches in Texas.
Previous winners of the Pritzker Award include James McPherson and Rick Atkinson. O'Brien will accept the award in November.
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