Booklist‘s Brad Hooper speaks with Timothy Egan upon his winning the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction Award.
Egan shares his enthusiasim for photographer Edward Curtis, the subject of his book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher is a gripping and heroic story of Curtis’ three-decade project that ultimately resulted in The North American Indian, a 20-volume collection of words and pictures documenting the Native American Peoples of the American West.
This is the second year the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been awarded by Booklist and ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). The awards are funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.