Barbara Kingsolver is an American poet, novelist, and essayist, born in Annapolis, Maryland, on the 8th of April 1955. She was educated at DePauw University and the University of Arizona. In her entire life, Kingsolver has resided in the Canary Islands, England, and France. She has worked in America, Asia, Europe, Mexico, and Africa. Kingsolver began her writing career as a technical writer in the office of arid studies and this made her start working as a freelance journalist before publishing her first novel, “The Bean Trees (1988).” “The Poisonwood Bible, 1998,” “Animal Dreams, 1990” and “The Prodigal Summer, 2000” are the other novels she has produced (Kingsolver, 2-19).
She has published short stories in Homeland and Other Stories (1989) and essays in High Tide in Tucson. The essays are; “Essays from Now or Never, 1995” and “Small Wonder, 2002” and a nonfiction tale known as, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: “A Year of Food Life, published in 2007.” (Halifax, 1).
Barbara Kingsolver served as an editor for Best American Short Stories in 2001 and has contributed to a number of anthropologists, her articles and reviews appearing in most major print media of the United States. Barbara is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century as was named by Writers Digest. In 2000, Kingsolver received the accolade of National Humanities Medal. Together with her family; Steven Hopp (husband) and her daughters: Camille born in 1987 and Lily (1996) have lived in Southern Appalachia since 2004 (Halifax, 2).
Halifax. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Journal Article, 1-7.
Kingsolver, B. Barbara Reveals Herself. Journal Article, 1-19.