Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Easton college

March 9, 2013 by  

Lafayette College, in Easton, will welcome Geraldine Brooks, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, to its campus next week.

In 2006, Brooks’ second novel ‘March’ won the Pulitzer for fiction. Her novel is told through perspective of Mr. March, the father of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy – in Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’.

Brooks was born in Australia and began her career writing for the Sydney Morning Herald. She then moved to the U.S., where she earned a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York. She spent over a decade as a correspondent with the Wall Street Journal and, in 2001, her debut novel, ‘Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plaque’, was published. It drew heavy praise from such publications as the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post. Her most recent novel is called ‘Caleb’s Crossing’.

In addition to writing fiction, Brooks has also written two nonfiction books, including ‘Foreign Correspondence: A Penpal’s Journey from Down Under to All Over’.

Easton printing companies can help to notify the public about Brooks’ lecture, which is free, perhaps with flyer printing. Brooks’ talk is the college’s 2013 John L. Hatfield ’67 Lecture and has been titled ‘The Art of Historical Fiction’. During a reception after the lecture, Brooks will be available to sign books.

The talk will take place at 4:00 pm on March 14 at the college’s Williams Center for the Arts.