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A literary lunch with two Pulitzer winners and a ‘Daily’ reporter

A literary lunch with two Pulitzer winners and a ‘Daily’ reporter

I stood in line at the Afterwords Café and tried to decide what two Pulitzer Prize winners would like to drink.

I arrived an hour early to claim a table for my interview with Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz. Their books, Caleb’s Crossing and Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, are the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selections for Week Three.

Water? Iced tea? Pop?

I glanced out the door, and I saw the pair walking toward the Colonnade. Horwitz gestured at something, and I assumed they were lost.

My first instinct was to run out of the shop, go down the steps and yell, “Tony!”

So I did, which is the best first impression any journalist could ask for.