Barbara KingsolverKathleen Waller
Barbara Kingsolver’s books of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction are widely translated and have won numerous literary awards. She is the founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize, and in 2000 was awarded the National Humanities Medal, the country’s highest honor for service through the arts. Prior to her writing career she studied and worked as a biologist. She lives with her husband on a farm in southern Appalachia. Her most recent novel, Unsheltered, interweaves past and present to tell the story of two families navigating the upheaval of a changing world. In 2020, she released her second collection of poetry, How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons).