Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an acclaimed author and journalist known for her immersive, character-driven historical novels. Her fiction debut, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, was published in 10 countries and was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. Her second novel, March, was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her third book, People of the Book, became an instant New York Times bestseller. Her fourth book, Caleb’s Crossing, was the winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity Today Book Award, and was a finalist for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. The Secret Chord, about the fascinating life of King David, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. Geraldine is also the author of two works of nonfiction. She was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University and was the recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Her latest historical release, Horse, explores love, race, and horse racing in 1850s Kentucky.
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