Fall for the Book is thrilled to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a writer whose has profoundly influenced the literary world for the past quarter century.

Fairfax County Public Library Presents
Geraldine Brooks

Sunday, April 16, 6:30 pm

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Blenheim Blvd., Fairfax, VA

About the Event

Join Pulitzer prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks as she discusses her latest novel Horse, an intricately crafted historical fiction novel that Jane Smiley calls the “best horse book [she’s] ever read.” Based on the true story of a record-breaking racehorse, Brooks braids narratives from 1850 Kentucky, 1994 New York City, and 2019 Washington DC into a sweeping novel about science, obsession, and injustice in America. TIME Magazine says “Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” For more information on Geraldine Brooks, please visit prhspeakers.com. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Library.

About the Author

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 ten countries and was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. For her second novel, March, Geraldine 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, Geraldine’s novel about the fascinating life of King David, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim, and her newest book, Horse, is on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

Beginning her career at The Sydney Morning Herald, Geraldine later moved to the United States to attend the journalism master’s program at Columbia University in New York City. She then spent 11 years as correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, where her beats included some of the world’s most troubled areas, including Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East.

Geraldine is also the author of two acclaimed works of nonfiction, Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, and Foreign Correspondence: A Penpal’s Journey from Down Under to All Over. Geraldine was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University in fall 2005 and was the recipient of the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

For more information on Geraldine Brooks, please visit prhspeakers.com

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