Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks was born and raised in Australia. After moving to the USA she worked for eleven years on the Wall Street Journal, covering stories from some of the world’s most troubled areas, including Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East.

Her first novel, A Year of Wonders, was set during the English plague year of 1666, and became an international bestseller. In December 2005 March’, her second novel, was selected by the Washington Post as one of the five best fiction works published during the year. In April 2006, the book earned Brooks the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

She lives with her husband and son in rural Virginia and is currently a fellow at Harvard University.

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