An Author We Like: Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8th, 1955. She has wanted to be a biologist and a writer ever since she was a little girl. She was raised by her mother and father in rustic Kentucky. She earned her Biology degree at DePauw University and the University of Arizona. After she had graduated, she was a freelance writer, although she also spent some time as a scientist. A majority of her books have a connection to Biology and agriculture, seeming as that was the major she had pursued. Her work as a writer has been translated into 20 different languages. Over her lifetime, she has published around 20 novels. Kingsolver has also received numerous awards such as the National Humanities award, 2011 Dayton Literary Prize,and Britain’s Orange Prize for her book The Lacuna. Now, she is living on a farm in southern Appalachia with her husband, Steven Hopp and her two daughters, Lily and Camille. 

Quote: “Memory is a complicated thing. A relative to the truth but not its twin.” -Barbara Kingsolver.

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