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Geraldine Brooks (1) (1955–)

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

Værker af Geraldine Brooks

People of the Book (2008) 9,934 eksemplarer
Year of Wonders (2001) 8,706 eksemplarer
March (2005) 6,678 eksemplarer
Caleb's Crossing (2011) 3,346 eksemplarer
Horse (2022) 1,532 eksemplarer
The Secret Chord (2015) 1,432 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Redaktør — 352 eksemplarer
The Idea of Home (2011) 22 eksemplarer
On Tim Winton: Writers on Writers (2022) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (2017) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
The Sarajevo Haggadah (1963) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver54 eksemplarer
Hebbes 4 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Andre navne
Brooks, Geraldine
Land (til kort)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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
Priser og hædersbevisninger
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) (vis alle 7)
Université de Sydney (Doctorat honoris causa)
Kris Dahl (ICM)
Kort biografi
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 i 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (februar 2023)


Very good book by one of my favorite authors
Ferg.ma | 89 andre anmeldelser | Apr 13, 2024 |
This story is based on a real painting and the long neglected skeleton of a famous race horse, Lexington. She became intrigued with the notation of a groom named Jarret. This book is an imaging of their time together and how this lost painting was discovered.
I enjoyed the storyline set in Kentucky, with Jarret and Lexington forging a bond. The contemporary story line paralleled the interaction of Jarret / Mary Bar; Theo is able speak about his struggles to Jess as a voice for Jarret. While it does get political** I think the story line explains the mystery of the painting and skeleton. **(I support the message. Maybe it could have been more subtle and less predictable and preachy).
The minute details about horse racing were boring and I skimmed them.
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Chrissylou62 | 89 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2024 |
Jess is from Australia and works for the Smithsonian tending to animal bone articulation. Theo is the son of two diplomats who has been educated in England and is now attending Georgetown University teaching and getting his Ph.D. in art history. He lives with his dog Clancy and is African American. He lived for a time in Australia also. They meet outside the Smithsonian when Jess thinks Theo is stealing her bicycle; however, they have identical bicycles and hers is just across the sidewalk. Theo has rescued a painting of a horse from a neighbor and takes it to the Smithsonian to have it cleaned and evaluated. It turns out to be a painting of the horse, Lexington, who was born in Kentucky in 1850 and went on to sire more winning horses than any other American thoroughbred after his racing days ended due to blindness. The story tells about Jarret Lewis's relationship with the horse, Lexington, and the racing world, including the painter Thomas J. Scott, before, during, and after the Civil War. Since this part is historical fiction, Jarret's part as groom and trainer in the story is largely fictional, although he is thought to be the son of a great African American trainer, Harry Lewis. Harry worked at the Meadows in Kentucky and had purchased his freedom. The historical story follows Jarret from the birth of Lexington, originally known as Darley, to his later life in Canada. The present part of the story follows the interaction of Jess and Theo as they discover more about themselves, the horse Lexington, and the Thomas Scott paintings of the horse. Both parts highlight the racism present in the historical and present societies.… (mere)
baughga | 89 andre anmeldelser | Apr 5, 2024 |
A good read although I found the behavior of Lexington rather stretched this horsewoman's credulity at times, especially in the later chapters.
Zonderpaard | 89 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |



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