Barbara Kingsolver | Flight Behavior

Recorded Nov 9, 2012
Direct Download: 20121109-barbara.mp3

Called “the Woody Guthrie of contemporary American fiction” (Boston Globe), Barbara Kingsolver is a self-described “writer of the working class.” Her work is rich in science, landscape, and character, and has garnered numerous awards, including the PEN Center USA West Literary Award for Fiction and the American Library Association Best Books of the Year Award. In 2000, she received the National Humanities Medal, our nation’s highest honor for service through the arts. Following the success of her book, The Poisonwood Bible—a finalist for both the Pulitzer and the Orange Prizes—Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize to support first novels about social change. Her new novel, Flight Behavior is set in rural Tennessee where a dutiful wife is on the cusp of an outrageous act of rebellion. 

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