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Author Tim O'Brien on returning to writing, fatherhood and his obituary

Author Tim O'Brien on returning to writing, fatherhood and his obituary

Update: 2021-03-19
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Novelist Tim O'Brien, best-known for his books that focus on the Vietnam War, is the focus of a new documentary - "The War and Peace of Tim O'Brien" - chronicling his efforts to write his first book in 15 Years. The author of "The Things They Carried" and "Going After Cacciato," tells CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers why he decided to stop writing in the first place and what prompted him to return to his computer. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, O'Brien explains why he does not like being called a war writer and he shares details about the new novel he is currently working on. Plus, he tells Duthiers that he just finished working on the screenplay for "The Things They Carried," set to star Tom Hardy and Pete Davidson. The documentary, "The War and Peace of Tim O'Brien," is available on demand.

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Author Tim O'Brien on returning to writing, fatherhood and his obituary

Author Tim O'Brien on returning to writing, fatherhood and his obituary