Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver at home in Virginia. Photograph: Jessica Tezak for the Guardian.

“I’m in a really unusual position,” she says, “because I work as a literary writer. I work at the level of the sentence, at the level of the image, the metaphor, the theme, but I also have this commitment to accessibility, which I suppose comes from the fact I grew up here. It’s the same reason I sent my kids to public schools: I want to belong to people. I don’t want to be above them. So I would really like anyone who can read to be able to read my novels and I would like to give them a reason to turn every page.”

(Lidija Haas, “Barbara Kingsolver: ‘It feels as though we’re living through the end of the world,’” The Guardian, 10-8-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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3 Responses to Barbara Kingsolver

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Yep, I read the article a day or two ago. She’s impressive.

  2. I’ve read a couple of her books. I’d say she’d got it about right.

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