Barbara Kingsolver Biography
(Novelist, Poet, Essayist)
Birthday: April 8, 1955 (Aries)
Born In: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, poet, social activist and author of the best-selling novel ‘The Poisonwood Bible’. A prolific writer, she was fond of writing since childhood and kept her journal from the age of eight. After receiving a fairly average education, she pursued post-graduation in science but also continued her passion of writing with short stories and essays. At the university, she got involved as a science writer for its journal and also took up a freelancing job in a local newspaper. But it was after winning a short story contest in a local Phoenix newspaper that she displayed her true brilliance as a writer through fiction writing. Since then, she has written many fictional masterpieces and has also received a fair success in writing essays, short stories, and poems. She primarily writes historical fiction, although many of her books also have a lot of scientific information in them because of her strong science background. Her books have garnered a lot of commercial and critical success which is due, in part, to the fact that she dedicates both her writing and her life to causes she cares about, including social justice and environmentalism. Her novels have been translated into two dozen languages and she has a cult following among the readers over the years. Her literary works continue to inspire, educate and entertain the readers, and she continues to receive appreciation for her flawless and exceptional writing.