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Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible established Kingsolver as one of our wisest observers of history, politics and human nature.  It is also at the top of Oprah's list of favourite books.  Do not miss this beloved literary figure on her first visit ever to Australia. 

“Kingsolver is a gifted magician of words.”

TIME Magazine

Barbara Kingsolver talks love, climate change, politics, and growing your own food.

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver garnered worldwide acclaim for her 1999 novel, The Poisonwood Bible, about an American missionary family in the Congo. Over the course of her extensive career spanning fourteen books of fiction, poetry and essays, she has turned her sharp eye to examining faith, ecosystems and community, always with an ear attuned to how politics plays into place, family, and personal lives.

Her non-fiction book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle details the year in which she uprooted her family from Tucson, Arizona to a farm in Southern Appalachia, when they committed to eating only what they could grow, harvest and slaughter themselves. Now a leading voice in the ‘eat local’ movement, Kingsolver encourages us to understand food: who grows it? How many kilometres does it travel? And what does it truly cost?

Do not miss this beloved literary figure on her first ever visit to Australia.

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