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Geraldine Brooks (1) (1955–)

Autor(a) de People of the Book

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About the Author

Geraldine Brooks is the author of two acclaimed works of nonfiction, "Nine Parts of Desire" and "Foreign Correspondence." A former war correspondent, her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. (Publisher Provided) Geraldine Brooks was born in mostrar mais Sydney, Australia on September 14, 1955. She attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She worked as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years. In 1982, she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master's program at Columbia University in New York City. She later worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. She has written both fiction and non-fiction books including Year of Wonders, Nine Parts of Desire, and The Secret Chord. She has won several awards including the Nita Kibble Literary Award for Foreign Correspondence, the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for March, the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity Today Book Award for Caleb's Crossing, and the Australian Book of the Year Award and the Australian Literary Fiction Award in 2008 for People of the Book. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Geraldine Brooks

People of the Book (2008) 9,863 exemplares
Year of Wonders (2001) 8,672 exemplares
March (2005) 6,658 exemplares
Caleb's Crossing (2011) 3,312 exemplares
Horse (2022) 1,461 exemplares
The Secret Chord (2015) 1,418 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Editor — 346 exemplares
The Idea of Home (2011) 22 exemplares
Horse r 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (2017) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
The Sarajevo Haggadah (1963) — Editor, algumas edições54 exemplares
Hebbes 4 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Brooks, Geraldine
Data de nascimento
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Local de nascimento
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Locais de residência
Waterford, Virginia, USA
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
University of Sydney (BA)
Columbia University (MA, Journalisme | 1983)
Bethlehem College
Horwitz, Tony (Epoux)
The Wall Street Journal (Journaliste)
Sydney Morning Herald (Journaliste)
Harvard University, Sydney, Australie
Prémios e menções honrosas
Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, Harvard University (2006)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
Helmerich Award (2009)
Prix Pulitzer de la fiction (2006)
Officier de l'Ordre de l'Australia (2016) (mostrar todos 7)
Université de Sydney (Doctorat honoris causa)
Kris Dahl (ICM)

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Geraldine Brooks (born 14 September 1955) is an Australian-American journalist and novelist whose 2005 novel March won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

A native of Sydney, Geraldine Brooks grew up in its inner-west suburb of Ashfield. Her father, Lawrie Brooks, was an American big-band singer who was stranded in Adelaide on a tour of Australia when his manager absconded with the band's pay; he decided to remain in Australia, and became a newspaper sub-editor; her mother Gloria, from Boorowa, was a public relations officer with radio station 2GB in Sydney. She attended Bethlehem College, a secondary school for girls, and the University of Sydney. Following graduation, she was a rookie reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and, after winning a Greg Shackleton Memorial Scholarship, moved to the United States, completing a master's degree at New York City's Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1983. The following year, in the Southern France artisan village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, she married American journalist Tony Horwitz and converted to Judaism.

As a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, she covered crises in Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East, with the stories from the Persian Gulf which she and her husband reported in 1990, receiving the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award for "Best Newspaper or Wire Service Reporting from Abroad". In 2006, she was awarded a fellowship at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Brooks's first book, Nine Parts of Desire (1994), based on her experiences among Muslim women in the Middle East, was an international bestseller, translated into 17 languages. Foreign Correspondence (1997), which won the Nita Kibble Literary Award for women's writing, was a memoir and travel adventure about a childhood enriched by penpals from around the world, and her adult quest to find them.

Her first novel, Year of Wonders, published in 2001, became an international bestseller. Set in 1666, the story depicts a young woman's battle to save fellow villagers as well as her own soul when the bubonic plague suddenly strikes her small Derbyshire village of Eyam.



Group Read: Horse by Geraldine Brooks em 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (Fevereiro 2023)


A good read although I found the behavior of Lexington rather stretched this horsewoman's credulity at times, especially in the later chapters.
Zonderpaard | 86 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
3.5 stars. Very mixed feelings about this book. While well written, I heard a hard time getting into it. The pace definitely picked up in the last few chapters of both timelines. I had less interest in the Jarret timeline at first but ended up liking that story more. Disappointed to discover that all of his story was fiction. I also didn’t think the Jess/Theo relationship was very plausible and while I appreciate the message, this wasn’t my favorite part of the book. I did like the present story for the mystery of the paintings and current science.… (mais)
slittleson | 86 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |
This was a great read, though pretty heavy and more than slightly depressing. Not one to read if you are going through a rough patch, unless that sort of thing helps you out of it!
BrandyWinn | 410 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |
Historical fiction account of the Puritan families who settle in the American colonies from 1600s. The town of Grand Harbour located on Martha’s Vineyard and Cambridge Massachusetts form the setting. Berthia Mayfield is the narrator. Her father is the local preacher whose mission is to convert the native people to Christianity. Berthia is a smart, independent young women provides her widowed father and brother with
all domestic services. She absorbs all of her father’s teachings and also learns the language of the indigenous population when she befriends the chief’s son Caleb. Caleb is a gifted scholar and with his friend Joel are chosen to attend Harvard. Their success demonstrates that the native population, given a chance can attain intellectual success when given the right tools
This is the struggle between the old and new world, racism, sexism and scholarly pursuits.
The author often uses old English terms which I found interesting as I was forced to use a dictionary to decipher the meaning.
… (mais)
MaggieFlo | 189 outras críticas | Feb 1, 2024 |



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