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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter and Author Tony Horwitz Dies at 60

Author, historian and reporter Tony Horwitz passed away on Monday after suddenly collapsing while on his book tour. The Vineyard Gazette was the first to report that the author died at the age of sixty.

 

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Born on June 6th 1958, Horwitz is a well-renowned reporter who used to work for The Wall Street Journal. His reporting on the devastating working conditions of low-wage jobs won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1995.

Horwitz was also well-known for his non-fiction books. One of his most popular works is Confederates In The Attic, where he travels across different states to chronicle the lives of Civil War re-enactors. The bulk of his writing blends past and present together to help talk about the current issues we face today.

 

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His latest book was Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across The American Divide. It traces the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, a reporter for the up-and-coming New York Times who goes undercover in the deep South to document the lives of Southerners. The book fused Olmsted’s work with Horwitz’s own travels across the country in order to make sense of our polarized political climate. He was scheduled to read an excerpt from the book at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington today.

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He is survived by his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Geraldine Brooks who won the award for her novel March, which tells the story of Little Women through the point-of-view of the absent father Mr. March.

 

 

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The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Have Been Announced!

The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced and it looks let the winners knocked it out of the park. Best fiction was won by The Overstory by Richard Powers, drama was won by Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, biography by The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey Stewart, and nonfiction was won by Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold. The awards represent strength of diversity for the winner, with the books covering black history, the American Dream, the fracturing of ideals, activism, and more. Further awards included prizes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

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Here is the full list of winners:

Editorial cartooning

Darrin Bell, a freelance cartoonist

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Feature photography

Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post

Special citation

Staff of the Capital Gazette

BOOKS, DRAMA AND MUSIC

Fiction

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Drama

Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury

History

Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight

Biography or autobiography

The New Negro by Jeffrey C. Stewart

Poetry

“Be With” by Forrest Gander

General nonfiction

“Amity and Prosperity” by Eliza Griswold

Music

“p r i s m” by Ellen Reid

Special citation

Aretha Franklin

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

 

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Amy Adams to Adapt ‘The Poisonwood Bible’ for HBO

The first project from Amy Adams’ Bond Group Entertainment has just been revealed: an adaptation of Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible.

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For those of you unaware, actress Amy Adams, made famous for her Oscar nominated roles in Vice, American Hustle, and The Fighter as well as many others (including Arrival, an Oscar-nominated film based on Ted Chiang’s Stories of your Life).

Recently, she portrayed Camille Preaker in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Sharp Objects.

 

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But Amy Adams isn’t just an amazing actress. She’s at HBO, and she’s going to get things done. She teamed up with her manager, Stacy O’Neil, to found the production company Bond Group Entertainment, closing an exclusive deal with HBO for the creation of several news TV shows.  Their first project is a limited series adaptation of Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Poisonwood Bible.

Called “remarkable not just for its story but also for its narrative form” by The Guardian and a finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeThe Poisonwood Bible is a 1998 novel written by Barbara Kingsolver – the author with the coolest last name – and follows a missionary family who in 1959 move from Georgia to the Belgian Congo.

Variety confirms that the Poisonwood Bible is in the works with Adams and O’Neil serving as executive produce the limited series and – guess whose writing the screenplay?

 

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Anya Epstein and Kingsolver – the author herself! Here’s to hoping HBO makes this stunning novel in a wondrous TV series.

 

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Philip Roth Dies Aged 85

Winner of a multitude of literary prizes including the Pulitzer, Man Booker, and two National Book Awards, Philip Roth has died at 85. His death ending an era in American literature. Some of his most popular works include American Pastoral, The Human Stain, and Portnoy’s Complaint

 

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The New York Times reported that he had died of congestive heart failure.

 

During his career, Roth was able to explore many versions of himself through his literature, blurring the lines between reality and fiction. He explored what it meant to be an American, a Jew, a writer, and a man. In 2005, Roth became only the third living writer to have his books immortalized in the Library of America

 

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