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Bon Appetit Names Barbara Kingsolver '77 'Food Writer of the Year'

Bon Appetit Names Barbara Kingsolver '77 'Food Writer of the Year'

September 5, 2007

Barbara Kingsolver 2005.jpgSeptember 5, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Barbara Kingsolver, the 1977 DePauw University graduate whose latest bestselling book is the acclaimed Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, is named "Food Writer of the Year" in the October 2007 issue of Bon Appetit. The new issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands September 11, "celebrates the chefs, writers, and artisans who have changed the way America eats."

Kingsolver's new book -- co-authored by her husband, Steven L. Hopp, and their oldest daughter, Camille Kingsolver -- details their experiences after they resolved to "eat local" for a year. Her Barbara Kingsolver Food Life.jpgprevious works include The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees and Small Wonder.

Other Bon Appetit honorees include David Chang (Chef of the Year); Kelly Wearstler (Designer); Father Gregory J. Boyle (Humanitarian); and Target Stores (Tastemaker).

Access a list of the magazine's 10th annual awards by clicking here.

Learn more about Barbara Kingsolver -- who delivered the commencement address at DePauw in 1994 and whose previous bestsellers include The Poisonwood Bible and Small Wonder -- in this previous story.