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Geraldine Brooks’ 2022 novel, Horse, spent ten weeks on the New York Times best seller list. In this lecture, she will describe how the true story of the 19th century’s greatest racehorse led her from the Osteo-Prep lab at the Smithsonian Support Center and the Necropsy Suite at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, to some of the most famous art collections of the 20th century.
Geraldine Brooks is the author of six works of historical fiction, including the 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner, March and most recently, the bestselling novel, Horse (Viking), which recently received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace prize. An award-winning former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, the Australian-born Brooks is also author of the non-fiction works, Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. She lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts where she is a Conservation Commissioner.
A book signing will follow the presentation. Books available for purchase on event night from Eight Cousins Books.