South Sea Tales
South Sea Tales
Modern Library, Paperback, 9780375759291, 384pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2002
Christopher Gair is a Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is author of "Complicity and Resistance in Jack London's Novels: From Naturalism to Nature" (1997), and editor of" C.L.R. James and Postnational Studies" (2006).
Tony Horwitz is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He worked for many years as a reporter, first in Indiana and then during a decade overseas in Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, mostly covering wars and conflicts as a foreign correspondent for "The" "Wall Street Journal". After returning to the States, he won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and worked as a staff writer for "The" "New Yorker" before becoming a full-time author.
His books include "Midnight Rising", "A Voyage Long and Strange", "Blue Latitudes", a national and "New York Times "bestseller about the Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook, "Baghdad Without a Map", a national bestseller about the Middle East, and "Confederates in the Attic", a national and "New York Times "bestseller about the Civil War.
Horwitz has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. He lives with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and their son, Nathaniel, on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
“He was an adventurer and a man of action as few writers have ever been . . . the excellence of his short stories has been almost forgotten.”—George Orwell