Geraldine Brooks Biography | Author of March

Geraldine Brooks
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Geraldine Brooks was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1955. She attended Sydney University and in 1983 earned a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University in New York. While living in Sydney, she worked as a reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Brooks served as a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal during the late 1980s and 1990s, covering stories in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, and in 1990 during the Persian Gulf War. During this time, she was able to study the world of Muslim women, an experience that inspired her first non-fiction book, Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women (1995). The book was highly praised for its realistic portrait that provides impressive insight into the lives of these women. Her second non-fiction work, Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal’s Journey from Down Under to All Over (1998), is a memoir of her...

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