Made possible by the Drue Heinz Trust
“An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller.”
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.
“This is marvelous stuff. Thomas F. Meagher strides onto Egan’s beautifully wrought pages just as he lived—powerfully larger than life. A fascinating account of an extraordinary life.”
DANIEL JAMES BROWN, AUTHOR OF THE BOYS IN THE BOAT
A book signing will follow the lecture. A selection of backlist titles and the author’s current book will be available for sale from our local bookseller Classic Lines.
Promotional support provided by Pittsburgh Irish Festival.