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Elisabeth Storrs in Conversation with Geraldine Brooks
23 October 2021 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Geraldine Brooks’ first historical novel, Year of Wonders, has proved to be a portent of a world in lockdown. Her subsequent novels have restored or reimagined many lost histories. Elisabeth Storrs, HNSA Chair, explores the conference theme with Geraldine by discussing these award-winning books.
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks grew up in Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the mideast, Africa and the Balkans. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her second novel, March. Her novels Caleb’s Crossing and People of the Book were New York Times best sellers. Her first novel, Year of Wonders is an an international bestseller, translated into more than 25 languages and currently optioned for a major motion picture starring Andrew Lincoln. Her most recent novel is The Secret Chord. For further information:
Elisabeth Storrs has a great love for the history and legends of the ancient world. She is the award-winning author of the A Tale of Ancient Rome saga which was endorsed by Ursula Le Guin, Kate Quinn and Ben Kane. Now she’s hurtling centuries forward to write Treasured, a novel set in WW2 Berlin about stolen art, crazy Nazi archaeology, and a race to save the Trojan Gold. She is the founder and program director of the Historical Novel Society Australasia. In 2020, Elisabeth headed the team that introduced the $100,000 ARA Historical Novel Prize to the ANZ literary calendar. For further information: