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Tony Horwitz
BornAnthony Lander Horwitz
(1958-06-09) June 9, 1958 (age 60)
Washington D.C.
OccupationJournalist, writer
ResidenceWaterford, Virginia[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationSidwell Friends School, Brown University, Columbia School of Journalism
GenreNon-fiction, travel and description, military history, biography
SubjectCivil War, maritime discoveries
Notable awards1994 James Aronson Award, 1995 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
SpouseGeraldine Brooks (m. 1984)
Children2[2]
Website
tonyhorwitz.com

Tony Horwitz (born June 9, 1958) is an American journalist and author who won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

His books include One for the Road: a Hitchhiker's Outback (1987), Baghdad Without a Map (1991), Confederates in the Attic (1998), Blue Latitudes (AKA Into the Blue) (2002), A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World (2008),[3] and his most recent book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (2011).[4]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born Anthony Lander Horwitz in Washington, D.C., the son of Norman Harold Horwitz, a neurosurgeon,[5] and Elinor Lander Horwitz, a writer. Horwitz is an alumnus of Sidwell Friends School, in Washington, D.C. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa as a history major from Brown University and received a master's degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Writing career[edit]

Horwitz won a 1994 James Aronson Award and the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his stories about working conditions in low-wage America published in The Wall Street Journal. He also worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker and as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.[6]

He documented his venture into e-publishing and reaching best-seller status in that venue in an opinion article for The New York Times.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Horwitz married the Australian writer Geraldine Brooks in France, in 1984.[8] She has also won the Pulitzer Prize, in 2006, for her novel, March (2005). They have two children.

Works[edit]

  • One for the Road: a Hitchhiker's Outback. Harper & Row Publishers. 1987. ISBN 978-0063120952. OCLC 26195613.
  • Baghdad Without A Map. Angus & Robertson. 1991. ISBN 978-0-207-17168-0.
  • Confederates in the Attic. Pantheon Books. 1998. ISBN 978-0-679-43978-3.
  • Blue Latitudes. Macmillan. 2002. ISBN 978-0-8050-6541-1. OCLC 49626343.
  • Into the Blue. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2003. ISBN 978-0-7475-6455-3.
  • The Devil May Care: 50 Intrepid Americans and Their Quest for the Unknown. Oxford University Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-19-516922-5. OCLC 52477250.
  • A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World. Henry Holt. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8050-7603-5. OCLC 180989602.
  • Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. Henry Holt. 2011. ISBN 978-0-8050-9153-3. OCLC 697267337.
  • BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever. Amazon Digital Services. 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Hodge's 15 Minutes out of the Attic Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ "New College hosts Global Leadership Luncheon - Nimbe". Nimbe.
  3. ^ Horwitz, Tony (2008). A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World. Holt, Henry & Company, Inc. ISBN 9780805076035.
  4. ^ Horwitz, Tony (2011). Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. Henry Holt and Co. ASIN B00AZ8C8PM.
  5. ^ "Norman Horwitz, neurosurgeon who operated on D.C. police officer wounded in Reagan assassination attempt, dies at 87". Washington Post.
  6. ^ Tony Horwitz. "Tony Horwitz". The Atlantic.
  7. ^ Horwitz, Tony (June 19, 2014). "I Was a Digital Best Seller!". The New York Times – via NYTimes.com.
  8. ^ stacey palevsky (January 26, 2008). "The wandering Haggadah". j, the Jewish news weekly of Northern California.

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