Barbara Kingsolver Additional Biography

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When Barbara Kingsolver won a Los Angeles Times Book Award for Pigs in Heaven after receiving the 1991 PEN West Award for Animal Dreams, her arrival as a serious writer of contemporary American fiction could hardly be questioned; what is not immediately apparent, perhaps, is the breadth of knowledge and experience in the author who brought these works to life. Kingsolver is the daughter of a physician, she married a chemist, and she has worked as a research assistant in the department of physiology at the University of Arizona. She received a B.A. (magna cum laude) in 1977 from DePauw University and an M.S. in 1981 from the University of Arizona, and has pursued further graduate study since then. From...

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Born in 1955 in Annapolis, Maryland, Kingsolver grew up in rural Kentucky. She began writing as a young child, but chose to study biology in...

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Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 5, 1955, in Annapolis, Maryland, to Virginia and Wendell R. Kingsolver. Her father was a country...

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Celebrated author, journalist, and human rights and environmental activist, Barbara Kingsolver was bom in Annapolis, Maryland on April 8....

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Celebrated author, journalist, and human rights and environmental activist, Barbara Kingsolver was born in Annapolis, Maryland, on April 8,...

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