Geraldine Brooks Biography
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
In 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents
scholarship to the journalism masters program at Columbia University in New
York City. Later she worked for The 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
(2005), and her novel Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
(2001) is an international bestseller. Her novel People of the Book,
was published in January 2008. She is also the author of the nonfiction
works Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women (1995) and Foreign Correspondence:
A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under (1998).
Brooks married author Tony Horwitz in France, in 1984. Brooks lives with her family in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
This biography was last updated on 08/07/2013.
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