Local briefing

Published Mar 11, 2014 at 12:01AM

Geraldine Brooks coming to Bend

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will serve as the Distinguished Visiting Writer in the Oregon State University-Cascades Campus creative writing MFA program this summer.

The Australian-American author and journalist is best known for her second novel, “March,” which won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

She also worked as a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal for 11 years, covering Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Her most recent work of fiction, “Caleb’s Crossing,” was released in 2011.

While in Bend, Brooks also will participate in the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s “Author! Author!” series on June 19 at Bend High School.

— Bulletin staff report