The ANZAC Lecture
Monday, April 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies and the Embassy of Australia
Present the ANZAC Lecture
The Meaning of Home - Geraldine Brooks in Conversation with Lisa Millar
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues.
In 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master’s program at Columbia University in New York City. Later she worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans.
She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. Her most recent book is Caleb’s Crossing. She is also the author of nonfiction works including books Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence and essays.
Brooks married author Tony Horwitz in Tourette-sur-Loup, France, in 1984. They have two sons– Nathaniel and Bizuayehu–and two dogs. They divide their time between homes in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia.
Lisa Millar is an Australian Walkley Award winning journalist and Australian Broadcasting Corporation Washington Bureau Chief.
Millar was part of the team that won the 2005 Walkely Award for Investigative Journalism for the story that discovered Vivian Solon in the Philippines. In 2007 she was awarded a Ochberg Fellowship by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma creating a DVD to assist journalists who experience grief or trauma.
She returned to Washington in July 2009, to become the ABC's bureau chief. In February 2012, Millar moved to London to head the ABC bureau before returning to her current role in Washington.
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