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Timothy Egan

Born: Nov 8, 1954

Birthplace: Seattle

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Timothy Egan

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1954
Birth Place : Seattle

Timothy Egan 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.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Author

Also known as

  • Timothy P Egan


  • Joni Balter


  • Sophie Egan
  • Casey Egan

Awards Won

  • National Book Award for Nonfiction
  • Washington State Book Award
  • Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award
  • Ambassador Book Award for American Studies
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