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Anthony Lander Horwitz (June 9, 1958 – May 27, 2019) was an American journalist and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1995. His books include One for the Road: a Hitchhiker's Outback (1987), Baghdad Without a Map (1991), Confederates in the Attic (1998), Blue Latitudes (also known as Into the Blue) (2002), A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World (2008) and Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (2011). In 1994, he won the James Aronson Award. In 1995, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for stories about conditions of low-income workers in the US, published in The Wall Street Journal. He also wrote for The New Yorker and The New York Times.

Horwitz was born in Washington, D.C. to a Jewish family. He married Australian writer Geraldine Brooks in 1984. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for her novel, March (2005). The couple had two children.

Horwitz died on May 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C., at the age of 60.[1]


  1. Eville, Bill (May 28, 2019). "Author, Historian Tony Horwitz Dies". Vineyard Gazette. Retrieved May 28, 2019. 

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