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Anthony Lander Horwitz

Anthony Lander Horwitz

Male 1958 - 2019  (60 years)

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  • Name Anthony Lander Horwitz 
    Nickname Tony 
    Born 9 Jun 1958 
    Gender Male 
    Graduated 1981  Brown University Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduated 1983  Columbia University, School of Journalism Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Author 
    Died 27 May 2019  Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 






    • Won Pullitzer prize.

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      Tony Horwitz: Biography

      Tony Horwitz is a native of Washington D.C. and a graduate of Brown University (history major) and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Before becoming a journalist, he worked for a hospital in Kentucky, and for a pulpwood haulers' union in Mississippi, and produced a television documentary about his experiences, called "Mississippi Wood."

      After stints as a reporter for the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel in Indiana, and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, he became a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covering conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Since returning to America in 1993, he has been based in Waterford, Virginia, writing primarily about the South, for The Wall Street Journal and as a staff writer for The New Yorker. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Harpers, and other publications.

      Tony is the author of three nonfiction books. One For the Road: An Outback Journey (about his travels in Australia), Baghdad Without A Map and other Misadventures in Arabia (about his experiences in the Middle East), and Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War. His awards include the Overseas Press Club Award for best foreign news reporting (for coverage of the Gulf War), and the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting (for stories about low-wage work in America). He is spending 2000 in Australia with his wife Geraldine and four-year-old son Nathaniel, researching a book on the journeys of Captain Cook.
    Person ID I444  Himelfarb Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2021 

    Father Dr. Norman Harold Horwitz,   b. 4 May 1925, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 2012  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Elinor Lander,   b. 8 Mar 1929,   d. 3 Nov 2022  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1950 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Geraldine Brooks 
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel Horwitz
     2. Bizuayehu Horwitz
    Last Modified 29 May 2024 
    Family ID F346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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