2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction ... Geraldine BROOKS
CONGRATULATIONS to Australian novelist and journalist Geraldine Brooks for being awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her second novel, March (2005). By taking the largely absent father, Mr. March, from Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Civil War classic, Little Women (1868), and putting him in a novel of his own, Brooks has crafted one of the year’s best historical fiction.
Claudia Emerson was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection, Late Wife (2005).
BROOKS Geraldine [1955-] Novelist, journalist. Born in Sydney, Australia. NOVELS March (2005: winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; shortlisted for the 2005 Age Book Prize for Fiction); Year of Wonders (2001) NONFICTION Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal’s Journey from Down Under to All Over (1999); Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women (1995)
EMERSON Claudia [1957-] Poet. Born in the U.S. POETRY Late Wife (2005: winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry); Pinion: An Elegy (2002); Pharaoh, Pharaoh (1997)