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Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver's Biography

Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the former Republic of 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.

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Barbara Kingsolver wins the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction
Barbara Kingsolver wins the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction
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    Norwich : NY : USA | 1 month ago

    Irish author Eimear McBride has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her debut novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. The judges described the stream-of-consciousness novel as "amazing and ...

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  • Writers unite in campaign against 'thuggish' Amazon

      News Source: The Guardian | 3 days ago
    Then there are first-time writers, historians, biographers all of them part of an unprecedented campaign against Amazon. The writers have lent their name to a letter objecting to Amazon's tactics as it negotiates over ebooks with Hachette, the fourth
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      News Source: Lexington Herald-Leader | 11 days ago
    The 1852 best seller helped transform abolitionism into a mainstream cause...But its books are set, NPR writes, "in worlds, not unlike our own, where the Earth's systems are noticeably off-kilter."...The climate-change canon dates to the 1962 novel
  • Amazon-Hachette fight deepens as authors take sides

      News Source: The Guardian | 24 days ago
    Different readings the London Book Fair 2014 at Earl's Court. Photograph: Sarah Lee In one corner stands the old guard: established, prize-winning, bestselling writers such as Stephen King and Donna Tartt. On the other, the new: the hottest names in

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