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Timothy Egan is a journalist, author, and op-ed columnist for The New York Times, where he worked for 18 years as the Pacific Northwest correspondent, then as a national enterprise reporter. In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of reporters who wrote the series How Race Is Lived in America. He has done special projects on the West and the decline of rural America, and he has followed the entire length of the Lewis and Clark Trail. In 2006, Egan won the National Book Award for his history of people who lived through the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time (2005). He received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book on photographer Edward Curtis, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher (2012).