Tony Horwitz

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Tony Horwitz
Born Anthony Lander Horwitz
(1958-06-09) June 9, 1958 (age 60)
Washington D.C.
Occupation Journalist, writer
Nationality American
Genre Non-fiction, travel and description, military history, biography
Subject Civil War, maritime discoveries
Notable awards 1994 James Aronson Award, 1995 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
Spouse Geraldine Brooks (m. 1984)
Website
http://www.tonyhorwitz.com/

Tony Horwitz (born June 9, 1958) is an American journalist and writer. His works include Blue Latitudes or Into the Blue (2002), Confederates In The Attic (1998), A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World (2008),[1] and his most recent book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (2011).[2]

Early life and education

Horwitz was born Anthony Lander Horwitz in Washington, D.C., the son of Norman Harold Horwitz and Elinor Lander Horwitz, a writer of young adult and adult books. 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

He won a 1994 James Aronson Award and the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and 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.[3]

He documented his venture into e-publishing and reaching best seller status in that venue in an opinion article for The New York Times.[4]

Personal life

Horwitz married the Australian writer Geraldine Brooks in France, in 1984.[5] She has also won the Pulitzer Prize, in 2006, for her novel, March (2005).

Works

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  • Baghdad Without A Map. Angus & Robertson. 1991. ISBN 978-0-207-17168-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Confederates in the Attic. Pantheon Books. 1998. ISBN 978-0-679-43978-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  • BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever. Amazon Digital Services. 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

References

  1. Horwitz, Tony (2008). A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World. Holt, Henry & Company, Inc. ISBN 9780805076035.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  4. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/20/opinion/i-was-a-digital-best-seller.html?_r=0
  5. stacey palevsky. "The wandering Haggadah - j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". jweekly.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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