TONY HORWITZ & GERALDINE BROOKS
Monday, February 27 // Wheeler Opera House // 5:30pm
Tony Horwitz is a renowned journalist and bestselling
author who worked for over a decade as a foreign correspondent covering
wars and conflicts for The Wall Street Journal. Upon his return
to the States, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for
stories about working conditions in low-wage America. 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 works includes "Mississippi Wood," a PBS documentary about
Southern loggers; "The Devil May Care," a collection of 50 tales about
intrepid Americans; and contributions to State by State and The New Gilded Age. Tony Horwitz and his family split their time between Martha’s Vineyard and Sydney, Australia.
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is a journalist and author whose second novel, March, earned the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006. Her work as a journalist includes reporting for The Sydney Morning Herald and working as correspondent for The Wall Street Journal
for eleven years where she covered some of the world's most troubled
areas of the time including Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East.
Brooks’ fiction debut, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. Her other books include the bestseller People of the Book; the critically acclaimed Caleb’s Crossing; and two works of nonfiction, Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, and Foreign Correspondence: A Penpal's Journey from Down Under to All Over.
Geraldine Brooks lives with her husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning
journalist Tony Horwitz, and their two sons, and divides her time between
Martha’s Vineyard and Sydney.