Tony Horwitz

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For the British novelist, see Anthony Horowitz.
Tony Horwitz
Occupation writer
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

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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).



  1. ^ Horwitz, Tony (2008). A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World. Holt, Henry & Company, Inc. ISBN 9780805076035. 
  2. ^ Horwitz, Tony (2011). Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. Henry Holt and Co. ASIN B00AZ8C8PM. 
  3. ^ Tony Horwitz. "Tony Horwitz". The Atlantic. 
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  5. ^ stacey palevsky. "The wandering Haggadah - j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". 

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