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Barbara Kingsolver

American author, poet and essayist

1955   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Arizona, DePauw University
occupation: novelist, poet, essayist, writer
award received: National Humanities Medal
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Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels. Her widely known works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a non-fiction account of her family's attempts to eat locally. Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments. Each of her books published since 1993 has been on the New York Times Best Seller list. Kingsolver has received numerous awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award 2011, UK's Orange Prize for Fiction 2010, for The Lacuna, and the National Humanities Medal. She has been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2000, Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize to support "literature of social change".
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works

16

The Poisonwood Bible

novel by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

1998

Animal Dreams

novel by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

1990

High Tide in Tucson

book by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

1995

Pigs in Heaven

novel by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

1993

Prodigal Summer

novel by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

2000

Small Wonder

book by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

2002

The Bean Trees

novel by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

1988

The Lacuna

novel by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

2009

Flight Behavior

book by Barbara Kingsolver

author: Barbara Kingsolver

2012

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