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Celebration of Ideas Lecture Series: Geraldine Brooks

The Celebration of Ideas Lecture Series at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College brings nationally prominent speakers of diverse viewpoints to campus.

About Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks                             
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012         
Colebank Hall Gym

Geraldine Brooks' "Year of Wonders" is the selected work for the campus-wide Common Reading Project for 2011-2012.

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Heraldfor three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues.

In 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master’s program at Columbia University in New York City. Later she worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.

She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel "March." Her first novel, "Year of Wonders," is an international bestseller and "People of the Book" is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works "Nine Parts of Desire" and "Foreign Correspondence."

Brooks married author Tony Horwitz in Tourette-sur-Loup, France, in 1984. They have two sons– Nathaniel and Bizuayehu–and two dogs. They divide their time between homes in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., and Sydney, Australia. (Source: FSUNow)

About 'Year of Wonders'

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