HORSE with GERALDINE BROOKS - San Antonio Book Festival
April, 15 2023


  • 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Russell Hill Rogers Tent
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 2:45 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

In Horse, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks explores the artistry and ingenuity of our own species through the lens of horseracing. Based on the true story of a famous 19th-century racehorse, Brooks examines race, art, and survival in this galloping novel.

This session will be live streamed privately on YouTube. Due to contractual obligations, we are unable to share the link publicly. If you are unable to attend in person and wish to view the live stream, please email and provide your email address affiliated with your YouTube account to be able to access the video. The video will be removed on April 16, 2023.

About the Author

Geraldine Brooks - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Randi Baird

Geraldine Brooks

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 TimesThe 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. 


Geraldine Brooks - The San Antonio Book Festival

Kathy Blackwell

Kathy Blackwell is an executive editor and writer at Texas Monthly. Before joining the magazine in 2017, she was a longtime senior editor at the Austin American-Statesman and served as editor in chief of Austin Way magazine. Originally from South Carolina, she lives in Austin with her husband and son. She’s a board member of American Short Fiction magazine and is a long-time supporter of the Austin Bat Cave nonprofit writing program for students.

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