Tony Horwitz is a native of WashingtonD.C. and a graduate of BrownUniversity and ColumbiaUniversity's
Graduate School of Journalism. Horwitz has worked as a union organizer in rural
where he made a documentary for PBS about Southern timber workers. Horwitz
lived overseas with his Australian wife for a decade and filed dispatches from
forty countries, often as a war correspondent covering conflicts in the Persian
Gulf, Sudan, Lebanon, Bosnia,
and Northern Ireland.
Horwitz has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal and as a staff
writer for The New Yorker and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism in
1995 for a series on working conditions in low-wage America.
His previous books include One for The Road, the national
bestseller Baghdad Without a Map and Confederates in the Attic, a national and
New York Times bestseller. He lives in Virginia
with his wife, the novelist Geraldine Brooks, and their son Nathaniel.