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Award-winning author Timothy Egan to speak Oct. 19 at Friends of MSU Library benefit

October 11, 2017 -- From MSU News Service

Timothy Egan, an American author, journalist and popular op-ed columnist for the New York Times, will speak during the Friends of Montana State University Library’s 24th annual benefit, set for Thursday, Oct. 19, at MSU’s Museum of the Rockies. Photo courtesy of Lisa Howe Verhovek.

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BOZEMAN — Timothy Egan, an American author, journalist and popular op-ed columnist for the New York Times, will speak during the Friends of Montana State University Library’s 24th annual benefit, set for Thursday, Oct. 19, at MSU’s Museum of the Rockies.

Egan will speak beginning at 6 p.m. A silent auction, book signing and social hour will follow.  

Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interests range wide across the American landscape and American history. In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of reporters who wrote the series “How Race Is Lived in America.” His 2006 book, a history of people who lived through the Dust Bowl called “The Worst Hard Time,” won the National Book Award for nonfiction.

Egan’s weekly online column for the New York Times is consistently among the most-read pieces on the New York Times’ website. His latest book, “The Immortal Irishman: Thomas Francis Meagher and the Invention of Irish America,” is a New York Times bestseller and won the 2016 Montana Book Award. Egan also has received the Wallace Stegner Award for his contributions to the cultural identity of the West.

The Friends of Montana State University Library organization is dedicated to enriching MSU, the lives of students and the community by strengthening the MSU Library.

Reservations for this free event must be made in advance by calling 406-994-6857 or by registering online at www.calendar.msu.montana.edu/events/23896. For more information, visit www.friendsofmsulibrary.com.

Contact: Michaela Bader, program coordinator, MSU Library, 406-994-6857 or Michaela.bader@montana.edu