Barbara Kingsolver


Born: 8 April 1955
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland
Best known as: The author of Pigs in Heaven and Prodigal Summer

Raised in Kentucky, Barbara Kingsolver was a journalist and science writer before the 1988 publication of her first novel, The Bean Trees. The book drew critical praise, as have all her subsequent novels, including Animal Dreams (1990), Pigs in Heaven (1993), The Poisonwood Bible (1998) and Prodigal Summer (2000). Kingsolver often writes about family and community in America, but she has also written about the Congo, as well as essays, poems and stories. Her non-fiction books include Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 (1989) and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (2007).

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