On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, Tim O’Brien met with students from Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C. He was joined by Nate Fick, the author of One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer, to discuss writing and their mutual combat experiences (O’Brien served in Vietnam, Fick in Iraq and Afghanistan).
After O’Brien read a passage from The Things They Carried, the two authors answered questions from Cardozo’s students—and other questions submitted online from students across the United States. Their conversation was broadcast live over the Internet, where it was viewed by more than 300 schools—and is now available for viewing at any time.
(This video lasts approximately 52 minutes.)