Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan (born November 8, 1954) is an American author, journalist and op-ed columnist for ''The New York Times'', writing from a liberal perspective.

Egan has written seven books. His first, ''The Good Rain'', won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award in 1991. 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. ''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 kmĀ²) and helped shape the United States Forest Service. The book describes 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.

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".

Egan lives in Seattle. He is a weekly op-ed writer for ''The New York Times''. Provided by Wikipedia
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