American Novelist Tim O’Brien at The Betsy, May 2016

Writers Tim Obrien and Les Standiford - at The Betsy Hotel - 2016The Betsy Writers Room is proud to host 2016 Lawrence Sanders Award Winning Writer, Tim O’Brien, our writers room artist in residence this week, in partnership with the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University’s Writers on the Bay Program.  

William Timothy “Tim” O’Brien is an American novelist best known for his work of fiction, The Things They Carried (1990), a critically acclaimed collection of semi-autobiographical, interrelated short stories inspired by O’Brien’s experiences in the Vietnam War.  As you know, it’s a book that’s been read by every tenth grader in America for the last 25 years. 

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