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December 2006 VOLUME 5 ISSUE 9

UW Alumnus Timothy Egan Wins National Book Award

New York Times reporter Timothy Egan, '81, won the 2006 National Book Award in Non-Fiction for The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, the National Book Foundation announced Nov. 15. He is the first UW alumnus to win this honor since Beverly Cleary, '39, received a National Book Award in 1981 for Ramona and Her Mother.

Egan was a reporter for The Daily while he was a UW student and later worked at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He was part of a team of New York Times reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for reporting on race in America.

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