Geraldine Brooks speaks at Larkin Square Author Series Monday, June 27th, 2016 - Larkin Square

Geraldine Brooks speaks at Larkin Square Author Series Monday, June 27th, 2016

The Larkin Square Author Series, presented by First Niagara and sponsored by Independent Health, along with Talking Leaves Books, is pleased to welcome Geraldine Brooks to Buffalo and Larkin Square on Monday, June 27th at 5:30 pm for a free talk and book signing.

Ms. Brooks’ talk will be in a “conversation style” format with her long-time friend and Larkin Square Director of Fun, Leslie Zemsky. Topics will range from her books, writing style, to her inspirations and more. Her novels include her most recent one,  The Secret Chord (Penguin, 2015) along with other NY Times bestselling books including The Pulitzer-Prize winning novel March, Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book and Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague.Secret Chord cover

She is also the author of the non-fiction books, Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal’s Journey from Down Under to All Over and Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women.

Ms. Brooks was born and raised in Australia. She came to the United States to complete a Masters degree in journalism at Columbia University.  She began her writing career as a journalist for the Wall Street Journal, covering the Rust Belt cities and was later based in the Middle East which served as the backdrop for her book on Islamic Women.

The audience will be encouraged to join in the conversation as well with their questions posted ahead on social media Twitter @LarkinSquare, FB /Larkinville) by email to and in person at the event.

This will be Geraldine Brooks’ second visit to Buffalo in the past decade. She is an engaging speaker with a keen interest in a wide variety of topics, we will probe them all in what is sure to be a lively conversation.

Books will be available for purchase from Talking Leaves. The outdoor grill will be open before and after the event for the purchase of beer, wine, refreshments and seasonal food offerings. Keith Shuskie, finalist from The Voice will provide live music during the book signing following the talk. For more information on Geraldine Brooks, visit  For a complete line up of the Larkin Square Author Series, click here.