Geraldine Brooks, novelist
Tony Horwitz, historian
Bill Goldstein, book critic of NBC's Weekend Today in New York
The novelist Geraldine Brooks and the historian Tony Horwitz have both written about the Civil War. Join them and moderator Bill Goldstein, as they discuss their famous works, including her novel March and his Confederates in the Attic and Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, and how as husband and wife, historian and historical novelist, they have approached the Civil War—and the writing of history—with different aims, styles, concerns, and conclusions.
Geraldine Brooks won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel March. She is also the author of the novels Year of Wonders, People of the Book and Caleb's Crossing as well as two works of nonfiction. Tony Horwitz, who won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, has written many bestselling books, including Confederates in the Attic, A Voyage Long and Strange and Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. They are married and divide their time between Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia.
This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War, on view April 2–September 2, 2013.
This lecture is supported by the Mrs. Joseph H. King Fund.
Image above: Geraldine Brooks/Tony Horwitz by Randi Baird.
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