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Tony Horwitz, Pulitzer Prize winning writer, dies at 60

This image shows Tony Horwitz alongside his latest three novels.

Tony Horwitz wrote of the Confederate South, Frederick Law Olmsted, Captain Cook, and the Middle East, while also exploring workplace conditions.  Married to author Geraldine Brooks who is also a Pulitzer Prize winner, he was on a book tour for his latest, Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide when he collapsed on May 27 at age 60 in Washington.

 "Nearly all of Mr. Horwitz’s books viewed history through the prism of travel and firsthand experience" says the Washington Post obituary for Horwitz.  Being out in the world with his curiosity, his sense of humour and strong principles, was a combination that could also present danger, because "some little voice inside is saying, ‘Yeah, but this is going to be a great story.’



Image: Spying on the South

Spying on the South

An Odyssey Across the American Divide
By Horwitz, Tony
Image: Midnight Rising

Midnight Rising

John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
By Horwitz, Tony
Image: Blue Latitudes

Blue Latitudes

Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
By Horwitz, Tony
Image: A Voyage Long and Strange

A Voyage Long and Strange

Rediscovering the New World
By Horwitz, Tony