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Geraldine Brooks

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Latest 3 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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Geraldine Brooks, HORSE: A Novel

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks joins Zibby to discuss her latest novel Horse, an Amazon Best Book of the Year. Geraldine shares the inspiration behind the book (it involves a new mid-life hobby and a horse skeleton), the fears she had writing outside her own racial identity, and how the sudden death of her husband Tony altered the trajectory of her story. Zibby reads the beautiful afterword that was dedicated to Tony, and the two discuss how they have used writing as a lifeboat during moments of profound grief.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: bit.ly/3TFaLGWBookshop: bit.ly/3TEzzPjSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


16 Nov 2022

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Geraldine Brooks and Miles Allinson

Published...Or Not

Geraldine Brooks provides a sweeping account of America’s past by following the horse, Lexington, in a book simply titled, ‘Horse’. What is revealed are links to slavery, the art world and how history is preserved today but there are also echoes of the past in the current day attitudes of its citizens.Three generations are looking for inspiration and guidance to find out how to love and live. From the Indian ashram in the 70’s to closed societies of the future, the outcomes for these three generations, lead to very different consequences. Miles Allinson looks into the past and future in his novel ‘In Moonland’.

15 Sep 2022

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Geraldine Brooks on Writing History

UNSW Centre for Ideas

Hear from two-times Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks. Brook’s novels are complex narratives steeped in history and anchored in fact that often contain fascinating unsolved mysteries.  In conversation with Fiona Morrison from literary studies at UNSW Sydney, listen about the pleasures and challenges of writing, why she loves writing history, how she gets into her creative flow, and of course her books which include People of the Book, March and Caleb’s Crossing, and her new novel Horse.   Horse glides effortlessly across three places – 1850s Kentucky, 1950s New York City and 2019 Washington DC. From a discarded painting in a roadside clean-up, forgotten bones in a research archive, and Lexington, the greatest racehorse in US history, Horse is a sweeping story of spirit, obsession and injustice in America.  This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


27 Jul 2022

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Geraldine Brooks: In conversation with the Pulitzer Prize winner

Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading

Geraldine Brooks talks to Cheryl Akle about her career, and how the Pulitzer Prize changed her life. Her latest novel, Horse, is out now.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


21 Jul 2022

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Geraldine Brooks and the world in words


The historical novelist has seen enough action to last a lifetime from her days as a Middle East correspondent, and it was her mother's imaginative influence that led her to turn her fascination with history into new interpretations


19 Jul 2022

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Geraldine Brooks X Maggie Dent X Cathrine Mahoney X Kate Grenville

read, eat, repeat

All the latest from our favs ... !  Geraldine Brooks has a new novel called Horse and Sal gives it a trot. See what we did there?  Parenting expert Maggie Dent divulges her latest advice on girlhood. Alissa says it's magic. And Sal reads Madonna King's L Platers about teen girls post-Covid on the road to adulthood.  Cathrine Mahoney talks divorce after separating from Andrew 'Joey' Johns and everything - heartbreak, friendship and thrush!  Kate Grenville's latest on Australia's one of the greatest female farming pioneers, Elizabeth MacArthur.  And ... we got to Tibet ... well, not really, we Taste Tibet with a great dahl, darl.  We also talk slow cooker recipes ... not stews.  Follow us here:  https://www.instagram.com/read_eat_repeat_podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/readeatrepeatpodcast See www.omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


29 Jun 2022

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'I got obsessed with horses' — Geraldine Brooks on her novel Horse

The Book Show

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brookes says she "didn't grow up as a horse obsessed girl" but rather her interest in horses was a result of a midlife crisis which led her to the history of a famous American thoroughbred that was the inspiration for her latest novel, simply called Horse.Also, John Purcell talks about his second official novel, The Lessons, and reveals his brief career writing erotica and Karen Manton explains the inspiration for her evocative novel, The Curlew's Eye, set in remote Northern Territory.


20 Jun 2022

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How Bestselling Author & Pulitzer-Winner Geraldine Brooks Writes

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

#PodcastersForJusticeBestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Geraldine Brooks, spoke to me about why "truth is stranger than fiction," letting story drive narrative, and the overheard conversation that led to her latest, "Horse."Geraldine Brooks is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel March and the international bestsellers The Secret Chord, Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, and Year of Wonders (recently optioned by Olivia Colman).Her latest novel, Horse, is described as "... a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history." TIME magazine said of the book, "Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art."Geraldine has also written acclaimed nonfiction works including Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. She started out as a reporter in her hometown, Sydney, and went on to cover conflicts as a Wall Street Journal correspondent in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East.Stay calm and write on ...[Discover The Writer Files Extra: Get The Writer Files Podcast Delivered Straight to Your Inbox at writerfiles.fm]In this file Geraldine Brooks and I discussed: Her early years as a war correspondent Why she chose to write a braided narrative based on an overheard conversation Reading history to find verisimilitude Empathy in fiction Writing through a pandemic And a lot more! [If you’re a fan of The Writer Files, please click FOLLOW to automatically see new interviews. And drop us a rating or a review wherever you listen]Show Notes:GeraldineBrooks.comHorse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks (Amazon Affiliate)Geraldine Brooks Amazon Author Page (Amazon Affiliate)Geraldine Brooks on FacebookGeraldine Brooks on TwitterKelton Reid on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


17 Jun 2022

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Live Interview 5/19/21: Michael Lewis and Geraldine Brooks

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks interviews Michael Lewis about his new book “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” They also discuss how Michael started his writing career and why growing up in New Orleans made him a better storyteller. This conversation was recorded as part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series and posted May 19, 2021. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


16 Jun 2021

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Michael Lewis in conversation with Geraldine Brooks

Live Talks Los Angeles

Michael Lewis in conversation with Geraldine Brooks at Live Talks Los Angeles discussing his new book, “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.” The talk aired on May 19, 2021 from the Live Talks Los Angeles studios.  For more information on Live Talks Los Angeles-- upcoming talks, videos, podcast or our online store -- visit us at livetalksla.org and subscribe to this podcast.

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14 May 2021