Geraldine Brooks: 'Foreign Correspondence' Jacki talks with writer Geraldine Brooks about her new book, Foreign Correspondence. It's a collection of letters Brooks wrote as a young girl to pen-pals all over the world, and the responses she got back. Recently Brooks tracked down her pen pals to find out what had become of them, and she tells their stories in her book. For many years, Brooks was a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, based in Sydney and Cairo. Foreign Correspondence is published by Anchor, a division of Doubleday.