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Speaker: Geraldine Brooks
Event Date: September 30, 2006
Running Time: 01:37

Geraldine Brooks describes the importance of books.

“I’m a great fan of the book as an object.”

Speaker Biography:
Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Geraldine Brooks wrote for The Wall Street Journal, where her beats included Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Her fiction debut, “Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague,” was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune. She was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her second novel, “March” (2005). She and her husband, author Tony Horwitz, live in Martha‚Äôs Vineyard, Massachusetts.