Barbara Kingsolver '77 Schedules November Appearance in San Francisco
June 19, 2009
June 19, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Barbara Kingsolver, the bestselling author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, will appear in San Francisco on November 17 as part of the City Arts & Lecture Series. "The 29th annual literary events series, which benefits the 826 Valencia college scholarship program, begins with David Byrne on Sept. 29," notes the San Francisco Chronicle, with other guests including Nick Hornby, Jonathan Lethem and Zoe Heller.
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The Lacuna, described by London's Bookseller as "the first novel by The Poisonwood Bible author Barbara Kingsolver in nearly 10 years," is set for a November 2009 worldwide release. Details can be found in this story.
Kingsolver's twelve books of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction include The Bean Trees and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, which was listed among the ten best nonfiction books of 2007 by TIME magazine. Translated into nineteen languages, Kingsolver's work has won a devoted worldwide readership and many awards, including the National Humanities Medal.
In 1994, Kingsolver delivered the commencement address at DePauw, and was also awarded an honorary degree during the ceremony. A summary of her speech -- including an MP3 of the complete address -- can be found in this previous story.