Author Geraldine Brooks coming to High Point this week

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will be in High Point this week to speak to the High Point Literary League and then sign copies of her books.
Brooks, a New York Times best-selling author, will speak at the literary league’s spring luncheon Wednesday at the High Point Country Club. The luncheon is not open to the public, but it will be followed by a public book-signing at 1 p.m., also at the country club.
Brooks, a native of Australia, is an author and journalist who grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, and then attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues.
In 1982, Brooks won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master’s program at Columbia University in New York City. She later worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.
In 2006, she was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University.
That same year, Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel “March.” The book, set in the Civil War era, tells the story of March, the absent father character from Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, “Little Women.”
Brooks’ most recent novel, “Caleb’s Crossing,” was a New York Times best-seller. It will become available in paperback on April 24, according to the author’s website.
Brooks’ other novels include “Year of Wonders” and “People of the Book,” both of which are international bestsellers, translated into more than 25 languages.
She is also the author of the nonfiction works “Nine Parts of Desire” and “Foreign Correspondence.”
Brooks has been married to author Tony Horwitz since 1984. They have two sons, Nathaniel and Bizuayehu, and they live on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

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Author Geraldine Brooks will sign copies of her books at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive.
Prior to the signing, she will speak at the High Point Literary League’s spring luncheon, but that luncheon is not open to the public.
For more information about Brooks and her books, visit her website at www.geraldinebrooks.com.