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 or Into the Blue (2002), A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World (2008), and his most recent book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (2011).
Early life and education
Horwitz was born Anthony Lander Horwitz in Washington, D.C., the son of Norman Harold Horwitz, a neurosurgeon, 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.
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.
He documented his venture into e-publishing and reaching best-seller status in that venue in an opinion article for The New York Times.
- One for the Road: a Hitchhiker's Outback. Harper & Row Publishers. 1987. ISBN 006312095X. OCLC .
- Baghdad Without A Map. Angus & Robertson. 1991. ISBN 978-0-207-17168-0.
- Confederates in the Attic. Pantheon Books. 1998. ISBN 978-0-679-43978-3.
- Blue Latitudes. Macmillan. 2002. ISBN 978-0-8050-6541-1. OCLC .
- Into the Blue. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2003. ISBN 978-0-7475-6455-3.
- The Devil May Care: 50 Intrepid Americans and Their Quest for the Unknown. Oxford University Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-19-516922-5. OCLC .
- A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World. Henry Holt. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8050-7603-5. OCLC .
- Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. Henry Holt. 2011. ISBN 978-0-8050-9153-3. OCLC .
- BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever. Amazon Digital Services. 2014.