Geraldine Brooks on Writing History

20 Jul 2022, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Roundhouse, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Geraldine Brooks

If you love fiction that draws on the richness of history, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. 

Geraldine Brooks’ latest book Horse is a gripping reckoning of the legacy of enslavement and racism in America. Join Brooks in conversation with UNSW’s Fiona Morrison for a wide-ranging discussion about her creative process, the challenges and pleasures of writing as a career, the secrets of writing history, and of course her books, including Horse, March and People of the Book.  

More about the author

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in Sydney's western suburbs. In 1982, she won a scholarship to the journalism master's program at Columbia University in New York. Later she worked for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. In 2006, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel March. Her subsequent releases were New York Times and International bestsellers. Brooks' novels complex narratives are steeped in history and anchored in fact, often containing fascinating unsolved mysteries. For those interested in the art of writing, this is not something you want to miss!

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