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Geraldine Brooks

Biography

Geraldine Brooks

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues.

In 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master's program at Columbia University in New York City. Later she worked forThe Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans.

She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel MARCH. Her first novel, YEAR OF WONDERS, is an international bestseller, and PEOPLE OF THE BOOK is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works NINE PARTS OF DESIRE and FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE.

Brooks married author Tony Horwitz in Tourette-sur-Loup, France, in 1984. They have two sons --- Nathaniel and Bizuayehu --- and two dogs. They divide their time between homes in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia.

Geraldine Brooks

Books by Geraldine Brooks

by Geraldine Brooks - Fiction

Bethia Mayfield lives among pioneers and Puritans of the 17th century. She yearns for an education, but her gender forbids it. At 12 she encounters Caleb, the Native American son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret friendship. When Caleb goes to Cambridge to study Latin and Greek, Bethia finds herself there too --- but she is indentured as a housekeeper.

by Geraldine Brooks - Fiction, Historical Fiction

From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March. Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.