Geraldine Brooks al Festivaletteratura 2011 - ©Festivaletteratura
Geraldine Brooks, nata a Sydney nel 1955, è una brillante scrittrice e giornalista. Nel 2006 ha vinto il prestigioso Premio Pulitzer con il romanzo "L'idealista". Autrice di due saggi di grande successo: "Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women" e "Foreign Correspondance", Geraldine Brooks è stata corrispondente di guerra per il Wall Street Journal, il New York Times e il Washington Post. Il suo primo romanzo, "Annus mirabilis", è stato un bestseller internazionale. Per Neri Pozza ha pubblicato anche "I custodi del libro" nel 2008. Nel 2011 uscirà in Italia anche "Il viaggio di Caleb", romanzo ambientato nelle colonie americane del XVII secolo.
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. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Brooks married author Tony Horwitz in Tourette-sur-Loup, France, in 1984. They have two sons- Nathaniel and Bizuayehu-and two dogs. They divide their time between homes in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia.