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Tony Horwitz is a native of Washington D.C. and a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Horwitz has worked as a union organizer in rural Mississippi where he made a documentary for PBS about Southern timber workers. Horwitz lived overseas with his Australian wife for a decade and filed dispatches from forty countries, often as a war correspondent covering conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Sudan, Lebanon, Bosnia, and Northern Ireland. Horwitz has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal and as a staff writer for The New Yorker and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism in 1995 for a series on working conditions in low-wage America.
Tony Horwitz's most recent book is Blue Latitudes, in which he sets off on his own voyage of discovery. Adventuring in Cook's wake, he relives the captain's journeys and explores their legacy in the farflung lands Cook opened to the West. At sea, aboard a replica of Cook's ship, he works atop a hundred-foot mast, sleeps in a narrow hammock, and recaptures the rum-and-lash world of eighteenth-century seafaring.
His previous books include One for The Road, the national bestseller Baghdad Without a Map and Confederates in the Attic, a national and New York Times bestseller. He lives in Virginia with his wife, the novelist Geraldine Brooks, and their son Nathaniel.
Read more at www.bluelatitudes.com/tonyhorwitz.htm
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