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Book Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Farm Aid Includes Barbara Kingsolver ('77) Essay

September 9, 2005

barbara kingsolver 2.jpgSeptember 9, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Barbara Kingsolver, bestselling author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, contributes an essay to the new book, Farm Aid: A Song for America, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fundraiser for American farmers. An item in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer notes, "With a foreword by Willie Nelson and introduction by Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation [and DePauw's 2005 commencement speaker]), the book offers a collection of concert photos and poignant essays by writers such as Barbara Kingsolver, Michael Pollan and Ruth Reichl, explaining the detriment of agribusiness and extolling the virtues of supporting local family farms." 

Read more at the newspaper's Web site.

Kingsolver, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Poisonwood Bible and other books including Prodigal Summer, The Bean Trees, Small Wonder and Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands, a collaboration with National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt, delivered the commencement address at Centre College in May. Read more in this previous story.

Take a Barbara Kingsolver quiz, which includes a question about DePauw, here.