PUBLISHED: 4:59 PM on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Author Dan O'Neill to give Egan Lecture
JUNEAU - Acclaimed Alaskan author Dan O'Neill will give a presentation July 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the UAS Egan Lecture Hall. Dan O'Neill has written three books of literary non-fiction. "The Firecracker Boys" won the Outstanding Alaskana Award from the Alaska Library Association, and for it O'Neill was named 1994 Alaska Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society. An updated version has recently been released, and the book is being considered by HBO for a feature film.

O'Neill has lived outside of Fairbanks for thirty-three years. For more information on Dan O'Neill and his work visit