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Geraldine Brooks

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20161202, 20160311

Pulitzer Prize winning fiction writer, Geraldine Brooks talks about the 2015 book, The Secret Chord, her historical novel about the Biblical King David and the women and men who surrounded him as told from the perspective of Nathan, a member of David's court, whose writings are now lost. Brooks recounts the lessons learned from her earlier career as an investigative journalist, her conversion from Catholicism to Judaism before her marriage to fellow writer, Tony Horwitz, how her two sons play a part in this fifth novel, and why riding a camel is a waste of time when attempting to relate to Israel's Second Iron Age.

| Subject Matter: Biblical History, Women, Religion, Family, Journalism | Interview Year: 2015 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize |

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