Geraldine Brooks, Australian author, grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and after being educated by the nuns of her convent secondary school attended Sydney University and worked as a reporter for the city's major newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald. The title of her lecture is Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague.
GERALDINE BROOKS is the author of two acclaimed works of nonfiction. As an award-winning correspondent for the "Wall Street Journal", Brooks reported on war and famine in the Middle East, Bosnia, and Africa. "Year of Wonders" is her first novel.