The Community Library welcomes National Book Award Winner and New York Times Op-Ed Writer Timothy Egan for its 2021 Hemingway Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m.
This outdoor event is free, but seating is limited and registration has reached capacity.
Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the American experience, whose interests range wide across politics, the environment, history and landscape, and into the spiritual realm. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author of nine books.
He is the author, most recently, of A Pilgrimage to Eternity, a New York Times Notable Book of 2020, which goes to the core questions of humanity as Egan follows an ancient pilgrimage route a thousand miles from Canterbury to Rome. His other books include The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, winner of the National Book Award; The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, a New York Times bestseller and a parable of a natural world in tumult; Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward S. Curtis, awarded the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction; The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero, New York Times bestseller, a nonfiction account of the Irish-American experience and the immigrant’s story writ large; and The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest, winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and a text consistently voted one of the essential books about the region.
Iconoclast Books will be onsite for a post-lecture book signing. Masks will be required for the book line and signing.
About the Hemingway Distinguished Lecture: The Hemingway Distinguished Lecture is presented each July by The Community Library, honoring the month of Ernest Hemingway’s birth and death. The Lecture celebrates the power of words and the creative spirit in a landscape that Hemingway loved. The previous Lectures have been presented by Sherman Alexie, Anthony Doerr, Terry Tempest Williams, and Richard Blanco.
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