Education: B.A., University of Sydney
M.S., Columbia University School of Journalism
Interests: As a journalist, Geraldine Brooks covered environmental issues and conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans for The Wall Street Journal. As a novelist, her focus has been historical fiction and her second novel, March, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2010, edited The Best American Short Stories 2011 and in 2016 she was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia. She was Centennial Writer in Residence at the American Library in Paris in 2020.
Non-fiction: Nine Parts of Desire, Doubleday, 1994. Foreign Correspondence, Doubleday, 1997. The Idea of Home: Boyer Lectures 2011 (ABC Books).
Fiction: Year of Wonders, 2001. March, 2005. People of the Book 2008. Caleb’s Crossing, 2011. The Secret Chord, 2015 (all published by Viking Penguin).