Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan is the author of eight books and is New York Times Contributing Op-Ed writer. His ninth book, A PILGRIMAGE TO ETERNITY, has just been published. This is a very personal book, an adventure on an ancient pilgrimage trail through the heart of Europe, the Via Francigena. It’s a journey, a family story, and a history of Christianity.

THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN was a New York Times bestseller. His book on Edward Curtis, SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER, was awarded the Carnegie Award for best nonfiction. His account of the Dust Bowl, THE WORST HARD TIME, won the 2006 National Book Award, considered one of the nation’s highest literary honors, and he was featured prominently in the 2012 Ken Burns film on the Dust Bowl.

A lifelong journalist, Mr. Egan now writes an online opinion column for The New York Times. Prior to that, Mr. Egan worked as a national correspondent for the Times, roaming the West. As a Times correspondent, he shared a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 with a team of reporters for its series, “How Race is Lived in America.”

The Worst Hard Time—Timothy Egan