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About Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan is an American Pulitzer Prize winning author who resides in Seattle, Washington. He currently contributes opinion columns to the New York Times as the paper’s Pacific Northwest correspondent. In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his contribution to the series “How Race is Lived in America.”

In addition to his work with the New York Times, he has written six books, including The Good Rain (Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, 1991), Breaking Blue, and Lasso the Wind.

The Worst Hard Time is his non-fiction account of those who lived through The Great Depression’s Dust Bowl, for which he won the 2006 Washington State Book Award in history/biography and a 2006 National Book Award (from