Barbara Kingsolver

Books by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is an American author who has published fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She has won, among other things, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (2023), the Women’s Prize for Fiction twice (2010 and 2023), the National Humanities Medal (2000).

As the child of public health experts, Kingsolver spent time as a child living in Leopoldville—an experience that informed The Poisonwood Bible, a beloved modern classic that tells the story of an American missionary family moving to what was then the Belgian Congo. She trained as an ecologist and has been active in the climate movement; several of her books, including Flight Behaviour, deal with environmental themes.

Interviews where books by Barbara Kingsolver were recommended

Award-Winning Novels of 2023, recommended by Cal Flyn

The enormous variety of new, beautifully-blurbed books being published every month presents an agony of choice for the casual reader. Luckily, literary prize shortlists offer a shortcut to discovering some of the best novels of the year. Here, Five Books deputy editor Cal Flyn offers a helpful round-up of the award-winning novels of the 2023 season and a few notable runners-up. Read more fiction recommendations on Five Books

The 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist, recommended by Cal Flyn

Every year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction highlights the best novels written by women over the previous twelve months. In 2023, the six-strong Women’s Prize shortlist features the latest books by beloved bestsellers Barbara Kingsolver and Maggie O’Farrell, plus a debut novel set during the siege of Sarajevo and a book told primarily from the point of view of a dolphin.

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