TITLE: Geraldine Brooks: 2006 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Geraldine Brooks
EVENT DATE: 09/30/2006
RUNNING TIME: 32 minutes
Geraldine Brooks speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Geraldine Brooks works 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" (Viking Penguin, 2005). She is also the author of several works of nonfiction, including "Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women." She and her husband, author Tony Horwitz, live in Massachusetts.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2006