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Barbara Kingsolver

Autore di Gli occhi negli alberi

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Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8, 1955 in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in Eastern Kentucky. As a child, Kingsolver used to beg her mother to tell her bedtime stories. She soon started to write stories and essays of her own, and at the age of nine, she began to keep a journal. After mostra altro graduating with a degree in biology form De Pauw University in Indiana in 1977, Kingsolver pursued graduate studies in biology and ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She earned her Master of Science degree in the early 1980s. A position as a science writer for the University of Arizona soon led Kingsolver into feature writing for journals and newspapers. Her articles have appeared in a number of publications, including The Nation, The New York Times, and Smithsonian magazines. In 1985, she married a chemist, becoming pregnant the following year. During her pregnancy, Kingsolver suffered from insomnia. To ease her boredom when she couldn't sleep, she began writing fiction Barbara Kingsolver's first fiction novel, The Bean Trees, published in 1988, is about a young woman who leaves rural Kentucky and finds herself living in urban Tucson. Since then, Kingsolver has written other novels, including Holding the Line, Homeland, and Pigs in Heaven. In 1995, after the publication of her essay collection High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never, Kingsolver was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from her alma mater, De Pauw University. Her latest works include The Lacuna and Flight Behavior. Barbara's nonfiction book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was written with her family. This is the true story of the family's adventures as they move to a farm in rural Virginia and vow to eat locally for one year. They grow their own vegetables, raise their own poultry and buy the rest of their food directly from farmers markets and other local sources. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno


Opere di Barbara Kingsolver

Gli occhi negli alberi (1998) 26,432 copie
L'albero dei fagioli (1988) 9,910 copie
Una magnifica estate (2000) 9,029 copie
Maiali in cielo (1993) 6,137 copie
Il canyon dei sogni (1990) 5,619 copie
Un mondo altrove (2009) 5,346 copie
La collina delle farfalle (2012) 3,998 copie
Demon Copperhead (2022) 3,472 copie
Small Wonder: Essays (2002) 2,285 copie
Unsheltered (2018) 2,187 copie
Homeland and Other Stories (1989) 1,694 copie
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — A cura di — 547 copie
How to Fly in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons: Poems (2020) — Autore — 144 copie
Coyote's Wild Home (2023) 12 copie
Loveroot * 1 copia
falling house 1 copia
Water Is Life {essay} (2010) 1 copia

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Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Collaboratore — 446 copie
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Collaboratore — 417 copie
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Collaboratore — 400 copie
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013) — Collaboratore — 270 copie
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Collaboratore — 168 copie
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Collaboratore — 163 copie
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Collaboratore — 123 copie
Best Food Writing 2007 (2007) — Collaboratore — 112 copie
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Collaboratore — 106 copie
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Collaboratore — 36 copie
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Collaboratore — 34 copie
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Collaboratore — 30 copie
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Kingsolver, Barbara
Nome legale
Kingsolver, Barbara Ellen
Data di nascita
Luogo di nascita
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Luogo di residenza
Carlisle, Kentucky, USA
Léopoldville, Congo (now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Greencastle, Indiana, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Washington County, Virginia, USA
England, UK (mostra tutto 8)
Canary Islands, Spain
DePauw University (BS|1977|biology)
University of Arizona (MS|ecology and evolutionary biology)
Attività lavorative
short-story writer
Kingsolver, Camille (daughter)
Hopp, Steven (husband)
Hopp, Lily (daughter)
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2023)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction (2022)
National Humanities Medal (2000)
Best American Science and Nature Writing (2001)
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award (2011)
Arizona Press Club Award for Outstanding Feature Writing (1986) (mostra tutto 14)
Women's Prize for Fiction (2010, 2023)
Orange Prize for Fiction (2010)
James Beard Foundation Award (2008)
Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1993)
Library of Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
Virginia Women in History (2018)
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, DePauw University (1994)
Phi Beta Kappa (DePauw University, 1977)
Frances Goldin (Frances Goldin Literary Agency)
Breve biografia
Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the 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. Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments.



"Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver in 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (Marzo 29)
August 2019: Barbara Kingsolver in Monthly Author Reads (Dicembre 2020)
Barbara Kingsolver: American Author Challenge in 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Dicembre 2015)
[The Lacuna] by [[Barbara Kingsolver]] in Orange January/July (Luglio 2011)


David Copperfield is my favorite novel. I love its pace, its look at people and the everyday, and it's introspection. This novel is equally amazing. The author thoroughly grips the reader in her grasp, begging you to see and feel. To not passively move on.
QueenAlyss | 146 altre recensioni | Jun 14, 2024 |
This novel is a bit more of a downer than I typically care for. But Kingsolver is such a good writer that I eagerly dove back in again and again.
Treebeard_404 | 115 altre recensioni | Jun 3, 2024 |
While Kingsolver is one of my all time favorites, I just couldn't get engrossed in this one. I am moving to my DNF for the time being. Maybe I will try again someday in the future.
kdegour23 | 115 altre recensioni | May 29, 2024 |
I liked this a lot, she's a great writer. It didn't really speak to me, though.
RaynaPolsky | 501 altre recensioni | May 23, 2024 |


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