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Geraldine Brooks

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in Sydney, Australia
September 14, 1955

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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 issues.

In 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master’s 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...more


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Congratulations to John Green, whose remarkable novel “The Fault in Our Stars” kept me reading when I should have been writing. Green has been chosen by the American Bookselllers Association as the writer who best represents commitment to independent book stores and their role in our communities. I’m proud to be an honoree in the [...]
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May 2011, Geraldine Brooks
"Harvard's first Native American student graduated in 1665. Now, the writer who gave us People of the Book recounts his story in the historical novel Caleb's Crossing." ...More

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“To know a man's library is, in some measure, to know a man's mind.”
Geraldine Brooks, March

“You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.”
Geraldine Brooks, March

“A book is more than the sum of its materials. It is an artifact of the human mind and hand.”
Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book

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