Award-winning author, journalist Timothy Egan honored by Laxalt Distinguished Writers Program

Egan to speak about his life and works at the University of Nevada, Reno and Sundance Books and Music on Nov. 27

Egan currently writes a weekly online column for The New York Times.

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The Reynolds School of Journalism in partnership with Nevada Humanities will honor award-winning author and journalist Timothy Egan through the 2018 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program on Nov. 27, 2018. Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist and a National Book Award-winning author.

"We're so pleased to bring Egan to visit our campus and community," said Reynolds School professor Alan Deutschman. "He carries forth the tradition of Nevada's own Bob Laxalt as an outstanding writer, firmly rooted in the American West, whose early work as a news reporter later influenced his artistry as a book author."

Egan will share his experiences at two free, public events on Nov. 27. A reading with Egan hosted by local author Michael Branch will be held at noon at Sundance Books and Music. The same evening at 7 p.m., a conversation with Egan moderated by Deutschman will take place in the Wells Fargo Auditorium of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. Select books will be available for purchase and signing at both events.

Egan currently writes a weekly online column for The New York Times. Before that, he worked as the newspaper's Pacific Northwest correspondent. In 2001, Egan was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that wrote the series "How Race Is Lived in America." He is the author of many books, including his National Book Award-winning "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl" and "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America."

Parking is free at Sundance Books and Music and for the university event in the Brian J. Whalen Complex on the fifth floor on North Virginia Street.

For more information about Egan's visit, visit the Reynolds School website.

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