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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), and his most recent book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (2011).
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 got a master's degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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.
Horwitz married the Australian writer Geraldine Brooks in France, in 1984. She has also won the Pulitzer Prize, in 2006, for her novel, March (2005). After formerly dividing their time between homes in Waterford, Virginia and Sydney, Australia, they live full-time with their sons Nathaniel and Bizu in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
- 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
- One for the Road, Vintage Books, 1999, ISBN 978-0-375-70613-4
- Blue Latitudes, Macmillan, 2002, ISBN 978-0-8050-6541-1
- 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
- A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World, Henry Holt, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8050-7603-5
- Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, Henry Holt, 2011, ISBN 978-0-8050-9153-3
- BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever, Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2014
- Writer's Talk Interview
- Horwitz speaking on John Brown and Midnight Rising at the 2012 Maine Festival of the Book
- Author's Official Website
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