Barbara Kingsolver '77 is Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner
June 6, 2008
June 6, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, authored by 1977 DePauw University graduate Barbara Kingsolver, is a gold 2008 Nautilus Book Award winner. The book took the top award in the "food/cooking/nutrition" category. Kingsolver collaborated on the best-seller with her husband, Steven L. Hopp, and their daughter, Camille Kingsolver.
The Nautilus Book Awards, conceived to recognize and reward world-changing books, distinguishes 24 categories of writing in both adult and children's titles. The program also celebrates independent presses and self-published titles with a special award for the best title from a Small Press. View the list of gold winners by clicking here.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle received widespread praise and Barbara Kingsolver was selected Bon Appetit magazine's "Food Writer of the Year"ï¿½for 2007.
A biology major at DePauw, Kingsolver had her first novel, The Bean Trees, published by HarperCollins in 1988. Her other books include Animal Dreams; Pigs in Heaven; The Poisonwood Bible; Small Wonder; and Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands. She received the National Humanities Medal in 2000.Back