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Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan visit author's site

10/22/2015 - 7:00pm

Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interests range wide across the American landscape and American history. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author. His weekly online column for The New York Times, the popular “Opinionator,” is consistently among the most read pieces on the NYT site. Egan is the author of several books, including The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and The Worst Hard Time.
The Big Burn is also the inspiration for a new documentary also titled The Big Burn to be aired on The American Experience (PBS) in early 2015. Egan is working on a new book about Thomas Francis Meagher, a 19th-century Irish rebel who was banished by the British and sent to Tasmania and eventually escaped to America and fought for the Union in the American Civil War as general of the Irish Brigade. A third-generation Westerner and father of two, Mr. Egan lives in Seattle.


The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

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