November 8, 1954 |
Seattle, Washington, USA
|Occupation||Correspondent (The New York Times)|
|Education||University of Washington|
|Alma mater||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
|Children||Sophie Egan, Casey Egan|
Timothy Egan (born November 8, 1954 in Seattle, Washington) 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 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 and contributes opinion columns as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent.
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.
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 also details some of the political issues focusing on Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot. For that one 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.
- "Author biography". Random House. Retrieved December 19, 2010.
- Denise Headd (November 10, 2012), "Pulitizer-Prize winner Timothy Egan delivers second Rosamond Gifford lecture in Syracuse", Syracuse.com blog (Syracuse Post-Standard)
- "National Book Awards – 2006". National Book Foundation. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
(With blurbs and excerpt linked to his name.)
- "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): 396–398.
- "'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.". Booklist. 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.