Boffins Books and the State Library of Western Australia are delighted to host Geraldine Brooks for an in-conversation event on 'Horse'.
Geraldine will be in-conversation with radio presenter Gillian O'Shaughnessy.
A discarded painting in a roadside clean-up, forgotten bones in a research archive, and Lexington, the greatest racehorse in US history. From these strands of fact, Geraldine Brooks weaves a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.
With the moral complexity of March and a multi-stranded narrative reminiscent of People of the Book, this enthralling novel is a gripping reckoning with the legacy of enslavement and racism in America. Horse is the latest masterpiece from a writer with a prodigious talent for bringing the past to life.
Can't make it? We'll happily have a copy of Geraldine Brooks’ ‘Horse’ signed for you. Simply contact us via phone, email, online or visit us in-store and we'll take care of the rest.
About Geraldine Brooks
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in Sydney's western suburbs. In 1982 she won a scholarship to the journalism master's program at Columbia University in New York. Later she worked for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. In 2006 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel March. Her novels Caleb's Crossing and People of the Book were both New York Times bestsellers, and Year of Wonders, People of The Book and The Secret Chord are international bestsellers, translated into more than 25 languages. She is also the author of the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. In 2011 she presented Australia's prestigious Boyer Lectures, later published as The Idea of Home. In 2016 she was appointed Officer in the Order of Australia for her services to literature. Geraldine Brooks divides her time between Sydney and Massachusetts and has two sons.