Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is a novelist, essayist, and nonfiction writer whose books have earned major literary awards at home and abroad. In 2000 she received the National Humanities Medal, the highest honor for service through the arts in the United States. Her books include Prodigal Summer (2000), Small Wonder (2002), Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (2007), and The Lacuna: A Novel (2009). In 1997 she established the Bellwether Prize, which awards outstanding literary quality and a commitment to literature as a tool for social change.