Timothy Egan

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Timothy Egan
Born (1954-11-08) November 8, 1954 (age 62)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Occupation Writer, journalist, reporter
Citizenship United States
Education University of Washington
Genre Non-fiction
Notable works The Worst Hard Time
Notable awards National Book Award, 2006
PNBA Award, 1991, 2010
Washington State Book Award, 2006, 2010
Spouse Joni Balter[1]
Children 2[2]
Website
timothyeganbooks.com

Timothy Egan (born November 8, 1954) is an American author and journalist.

For The Worst Hard Time, a 2006 book about people who lived through The Great Depression's Dust Bowl, he won the National Book Award for Nonfiction[3][4] and the Washington State Book Award in History/Biography.

In 2001, the New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series to which Egan contributed, "How Race is Lived in America".[5][6] He currently lives in Seattle. He is a weekly op-ed writer for the New York Times.[6]

Egan has written seven books including his National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. His first, The Good Rain, won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award in 1991.[7]

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America (2009)[8] is about the Great Fire of 1910, which burned about three million acres (12,000 km²) and helped shape the United States Forest Service. The book details some of the political issues facing Theodore Roosevelt. For this work he won a second Washington State Book Award in History/Biography[9] and a second Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.[10]

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  1. ^ "Author biography". Random House. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pulitizer-Prize winner Timothy Egan delivers second Rosamond Gifford lecture in Syracuse", Syracuse.com blog, Syracuse Post-Standard, November 10, 2012 
  3. ^ "National Book Awards – 2006". National Book Foundation; retrieved March 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "2006 National Book Award Winner, Nonfiction". The National Book Foundation. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ "National Reporting". Past winners & finalists by category. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Egan, Timothy. "Contributor biography". The New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  7. ^ "1991 Book Awards". Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ Ostler, Jeffrey (Fall 2010). "Review of The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan". Oregon Historical Quarterly. 111 (3): 396–98. JSTOR 10.5403/oregonhistq.111.3.0396. 
  9. ^ "'Border Song' and 'The Big Burn' among 2010 Washington State Book Awards". The Seattle Times. September 10, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2010 Book Awards". Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ Ron Charles (May 15, 2013). "Timothy Egan wins Chautauqua Prize for "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"". Washington Post. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ Bill Ott (June 30, 2013). "Richard Ford and Timothy Egan Win Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction". Booklistonline.com. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ Annalisa Pesek (July 3, 2013). "2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction". Library Journal. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ "ALA Unveils 2013 Finalists for Andrew Carnegie Medals". Publishers Weekly. April 22, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2014.