Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of the novels The Secret Chord, Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, March (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006) and Year of Wonders, recently optioned by Andrew Lincoln. She has also written three works of non-fiction: Nine Parts of Desire, based on her experiences among Muslim women in the mideast, Foreign Correspondence, a memoir about an Australian childhood enriched by penpals around the world and her adult quest to find them, andThe Idea of Home:Boyer Lectures 2011. Brooks started out as a reporter in her hometown, Sydney, and went on to cover conflicts as a Wall Street Journalcorrespondent in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. She now lives on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts with her husband Tony Horwitz, two sons, a horse, two dogs and three alpacas.