Friday, March 20, 2009

Seven facts about Geraldine Brooks


softdrink of Fizzy Thoughts is holding a mini challenge based around lists as part of the Dewey's Book Reading Challenge.

Here I list a few facts about Geraldine Brooks, which I found via the net.

1) Geraldine Brooks, born in 1955, is an Australian-American journalist and author.

2) She received the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for March.

3) Brooks married fellow Pulitzer recipient, Tony Horwitz, in Tourette-sur-loup, France, in 1984.

4) She also converted to Judaism, which is the religion of Tony Horwitz.

5) She and Tony Horwitz have two sons, Nathaniel and Biju, and divide their time between homes in Martha's Vineyard, United States and Sydney, Australia.

6) She has written three novels. Year of Wonders, published in 2001, is an international bestseller. Her second novel, March, was published in late February 2005. Her third novel, People of the Book, published in January 2008, is a fictionalised account of the history of the Sarajevo Haggadah.

7) She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women (1995) and Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under (1998).