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
Residence Waterford, Virginia[1]
Nationality American
Education Sidwell Friends School, Brown University, Columbia School of Journalism
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)
Children 2[2]

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]

Horwitz 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]

He 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.



  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!" – via 
  8. ^ stacey palevsky. "The wandering Haggadah – j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". 

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