Timothy Egan, Author of The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero
Monday, April 3, 2017
Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Single tickets for this lecture start at $15. Tickets are are available online and over the phone at 412.622.8866. Please note that we are sold out of most reserved seats for this lecture, but general admission seating on the 2nd Balcony is still available.
National Book Award–winning author of The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan, gives us The Immortal Irishman, the epic story, with all its twists and triumphs, of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.
Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interests range wide across the American landscape and American history. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author.
Egan is also the author of The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. The Big Burn was also the inspiration for a documentary also titled The Big Burn which aired on The American Experience (PBS) in 2014. Egan’s book The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, a work Walter Cronkite called “can’t-put-it-down history,” won the 2006 National Book Award for nonfiction. Egan is featured prominently in Ken Burns’ acclaimed 2012 film, The Dust Bowl.
Promotional Support from Pittsburgh Irish Festival.
Squirrel Hill’s local independent bookstore Classic Lines Books & More will be selling copies of Egan’s books before and after the lecture.
More about Timothy Egan:
- Timothy Egan’s Website
- Opinionator articles written by Timothy Egan in The New York Times – in 2001, The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series to which Egan contributed, “How Race is Lived in America.”
- Fresh Air Interview: Teddy Roosevelt And The Fire That Saved The Forests
- Interview and Q&A with Egan from the University of California, Santa Barbara
Made Possible by the Drue Heinz Trust