Thank you, Tony

 

It is with heavy hearts and disbelief that we say farewell to our friend, our Vineyard neighbor, and a writer who dazzled us. Tony Horwitz has been an important part of Islanders Write since the day we told him six years ago that The MV Times was thinking about putting together a writer’s festival. Tony brainstormed with us behind the scenes, connected us to writer friends; has been part of panel discussions as a probing and inquisitive moderator, and an engaging and informative panelist.

It is hard to imagine an Islanders Write without Tony; the truth is, it is hard to imagine this Island without Tony. Tony and his wife Geraldine Brooks have generously shared their time, their talent, their insights, their humor, their brilliance, and their friendship with us. Our hearts go out to Geraldine, Nathaniel, and Bizu, and to their extended family, including Tony’s brother Josh Horwitz, another IW alum.

Tony was a talker. He has left us in silence too soon.

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