November 8, 1954 |
Seattle, Washington, United States
|Occupation||Writer, journalist, reporter|
|Education||University of Washington|
|Notable works||The Worst Hard Time|
|Notable awards||National Book Award, 2006
PNBA Award, 1991, 2010
Washington State Book Award, 2006, 2010
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 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". He currently lives in Seattle. He is a weekly op-ed writer for the New York Times.
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.
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America (2009) 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 and a second Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.
Awards and honors
- 2013 Chautauqua Prize, winner, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
- 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, winner, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
- Timothy Egan (1990). The Good Rain. ISBN 0-394-57724-8.
- Timothy Egan (1992). Breaking Blue. ISBN 0-394-58819-3.
- Timothy Egan (1998). Lasso the Wind. ISBN 0-375-40024-9.
- Timothy Egan (2004). The Winemaker's Daughter. ISBN 1-4000-4099-X.
- Egan, Timothy (2006). The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-77347-3.
- Timothy Egan (October 2009). The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. ISBN 0-618-96841-5.
- Timothy Egan (October 2012). Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis. ISBN 0-618-96902-0.
- Timothy Egan (2016), The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero; ISBN 9780544272880
- "Author biography". Random House. Retrieved December 19, 2010.
- "Pulitizer-Prize winner Timothy Egan delivers second Rosamond Gifford lecture in Syracuse", Syracuse.com blog, Syracuse Post-Standard, November 10, 2012
- "National Book Awards – 2006". National Book Foundation; retrieved March 24, 2012.
- "2006 National Book Award Winner, Nonfiction". The National Book Foundation. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
- "National Reporting". Past winners & finalists by category. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
- Egan, Timothy. "Contributor biography". The New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
- "1991 Book Awards". Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
- 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.
- "'Border Song' and 'The Big Burn' among 2010 Washington State Book Awards". The Seattle Times. September 10, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
- "2010 Book Awards". Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
- Ron Charles (May 15, 2013). "Timothy Egan wins Chautauqua Prize for "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"". Washington Post. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
- 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.
- Annalisa Pesek (July 3, 2013). "2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction". Library Journal. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- "ALA Unveils 2013 Finalists for Andrew Carnegie Medals". Publishers Weekly. April 22, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2014.