John Jeppson, Wendey Benchley, Geraldine Brooks, Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal
John Jeppson, Wendey Benchley, Geraldine Brooks, Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal (wife of Senator Ed Markey)
Geraldine Brooks is an Australian American journalist and author whose 2005 novel, March, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Women's Health and held the rank of rear admiral as Assistant U.S. Surgeon General.
Given since 1980 to the best works of fiction published by an American citizen in a calendar year, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is the United States’ largest peer-juried prize in the field. Writers read original works on the theme "Spark" in this special evening preceded by a reception and followed by dinner at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. on Monday, October 5, 3025. (Photo by Jeff Malet)