Timothy Egan is the author of six books, including his book on the dust bowl, The Worst Hard Time. It won the National Book Award for nonfiction, considered one of the nation’s highest literary honors. He also shares a Pulitzer Prize, as part of a team of the The New York Times reporters for their series, “How Race is Lived in America.”
Mr. Egan is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, writing his “Opinionator” feature once a week–with a Western perspective. Prior to that, he worked as a national correspondent for the Times, roaming the West. He has covered everything from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to the collapse of a small town in America in the Great Plains. Mr. Egan is a regular contributor to BBC Radio, doing a series of vignettes on American life.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Mr. Egan also holds an honorary doctorate of letters from Whitman College and an honorary doctorate from Willamette University. A third-generation Westerner, Mr. Egan lives in Seattle.
The McFarlin Fellows is the oldest currently active giving society affiliated with McFarlin Library. These individuals have generously chosen to support the growth of the library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives with an annual commitment of $2,000, and in so doing highlight and encourage intellectual development in the Tulsa community. Gifts are used to fund acquisitions of rare books and manuscripts, while also funding an annual lecture series that features significant scholars and authors of the day, such as Mr. Egan. The McFarlin Fellows generally attend formal dinners with a speaker three times a year, and may also participate in other special events.
These events are not open to the public. For further information please see the Fellows’ web page.