From The Vineyard Gazette (hat tip: David Parker):
Author, Historian Tony Horwitz Dies
The West Tisbury author and historian Tony Horwitz died suddenly in Washington, D.C., on Monday, his wife Geraldine Brooks confirmed.
Mr. Horwitz was 60. He had been on tour for his new book, Spying on the South.
He was a longtime journalist and Pultizer Prize winner who wrote acclaimed historical nonfiction, including the best-selling Confederates in the Attic and Midnight Rising.
He lived year-round in West Tisbury, and was scheduled to appear at the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival this summer, among other things.