For the last seventeen years, Timothy Egan has worked on the West Coast as a writer for the 'New York Times,' first as the Pacific Northwest correspondent, now as a national enterprise reporter. In 2006, he won the National Book Award for his history of people who lived through the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time. In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of reporters who did a series on how race is lived in America. He has done special projects on the West, on the decline of rural America, and he has followed the entire length of the Lewis and Clark trail for a series in the New York Times. Mr. Egan is the author of five books, including 'The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest.'
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