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Geraldine Brooks was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. After college, she worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. Her first book, Nine Parts of Desire (1994), was based on her six years living among Muslim women. She also wrote Foreign Correspondence, a memoir of her childhood. She then turned to fiction and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her second novel, March. Her novels Year of Wonders, Caleb’s Crossing, and People of the Book were bestsellers. She lives with her husband, author Tony Horwitz, in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and Sydney, Australia.

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