University of South Carolina

Pulitzer Prize winner Horwitz to give Townsend Lecture

Contact: Peggy Binette 803-777-5400 peggy@mailbox.sc.edu

On the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter, Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz will discuss his book, “Confederates in the Attic,” Tuesday, April 12, at the University of South Carolina’s annual Townsend Lecture.

The Townsend Lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Lumpkin Auditorium, located on the eighth floor of the Darla Moore School of Business. It is free and open to the public.

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, this year’s Townsend Lecture will feature an interview by USC historian Dr. Walter Edgar with Horwitz.

In addition to “Confederates in the Attic,” Horwitz’s best-sellers have included “Voyage Long and Strange,” “Blue Latitudes” and “Baghdad Without A Map.” Among his other well-known works are “Mississippi Wood,” a documentary on PBS about Southern loggers; “The Devil May Care,” a collection of 50 tales about intrepid Americans; and contributions to the guidebook, “State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America,” and essay collection, “The New Gilded Age: The New Yorker Looks at the culture of Affluence.”

A native of Washington, D.C., Horwitz is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University. He is a former reporter and was an overseas correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, covering conflicts and wars in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

As part of his visit to USC, Horwitz will deliver a seminar for faculty and graduate students on April 13 by the USC History Center.

For more information about the Townsend Lecture, call the Institute for Southern Studies at 803-777-2340.

Townsend Lecture

  • What: Annual lecture presented by College of Arts and Sciences
  • Who: Tony Horwitz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, to deliver lecture
  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Lumpkin Auditorium

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Posted: 04/08/11 @ 4:45 PM | Updated: 10/13/11 @ 1:56 PM | Permalink