Tony Horwitz, one of the nation’s leading non-fiction writers will appear at UNCG on Friday, September 7 at the invitation of the University Libraries. He will address a campus audience and Friends of the UNCG Libraries and sign copies of his books at 4 p.m. in the Jackson Library Reading Room on the UNCG campus. Tony will also appear Saturday, September 8 at the BOOKMARKS Festival in Winston-Salem’s downtown Arts District. It is through the courtesy of BOOKMARKS that he appears at UNCG for this event.
Horwitz is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He worked for many years as a reporter, first in Indiana and then during a decade overseas in Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, mostly covering wars and conflicts as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. After returning to the U.S., he won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker before becoming a full-time author.
Four of his books, have been national and New York Times bestsellers: A Voyage Long and Strange, Blue Latitudes, Confederates in the Attic, and Baghdad Without A Map. His other work includes “Mississippi Wood,” a documentary on PBS about Southern loggers; “The Devil May Care,” a collection of fifty tales about intrepid Americans; and contributions to State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America and The New Gilded Age: The New Yorker Looks at the Culture of Affluence.
His newest book is Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Started the Civil War, about John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859. Tony has also been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and a visiting scholar at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. He lives with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and their sons, Nathaniel and Bizu, on Martha’s Vineyard.
The UNCG Bookstore will have copies of Horwitz’s books for sale at the event.