Geraldine Brooks

Events in Her Life

Birth

09/14/1955

Born in Sydney, Australia

Married Tony Horwitz

1984

Middle Eastern Correspondent

1988 - 1994

She worked as the Middle Eastern Correspondent for "The Wall Street Journal"

Moved to Virginia

1990

Not exact year

Freelance Writer

1994 - 2013

She continues to work as a freelance writer.

Nine Parts of Desire

1995

Published this after her Middle Eastern correspondence where she immersed herself in Muslim culture and interviewed many women

Son Nathaniel born

1996

Kibble Award

1998

Won the Kibble Award prize of $20,000 which let her write Year of Wonders

Foreign Correspondence

1998

Wrote this book about her pen pals and the letters they sent

Naturalized

2002

Became a naturalized citizen of the United States

March

2005

She wrote this book about the father in "Little Women" who fought in the Civil War; she later won the Pulitzer Prize for it.

Pulitzer Prize

2006

Won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her book "March"

Bizuayehu

2008

Her second son was adopted from Africa

People of the Book

2008

Wrote this book about the fictional history of a Jewish book.

Caleb's Crossing

2011

Written about the relations between settlers and natives in Martha's Vineyard in the 1600's

Events in History

Vietnam war

1957 - 1975

Negative Arab-Israeli Relations

1967 - 2013

Influenced her pen pals while she wrote "Foreign Correspondence"

Ethiopian famine

1985

Tianmin square

1989

Iraq invades Kuwait

08/02/1990

USSR dissolves

1991

French strikes

1995

Large strikes in France influenced her pen pal when Brooks was writing "Foreign Correspondence"

US invades Afghanistan

2001

World Trade Center bombing

09/11/2001

US invades Iraq

2003