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FOR RELEASE
September 8, 1998

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer to Speak at The Citadel


          CHARLESTON, S.C.--Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tony Horwitz will discuss his national bestselling book, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War at The Citadel in Bond Hall auditorium, room 165, on September 16th at 7:30 p.m. The discussion is free and open to the public.

          Currently, a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal, Horwitz covers the South. A graduate of Brown University with a degree in history and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, his work as a reporter has been extensive, covering conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe as a foreign correspondent.

          He has written two other books, Badhdad Without a Map and One for the Road, and he has written for a variety of magazines, including The New Yorker and Harpers. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1995, he also received the 1992 Overseas Press Club award for best foreign news reporting for coverage of the Gulf War.

          Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War is Horwitz's quest as a Civil War buff through the South to explore remnants of the war and the myths that still linger and perpetuate in our modern day culture.

          Tony Horwitz lives in Waterford, Va., with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and son, Nathaniel.

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