Wiley Auditorium Thursday, September 29, 2:30pm
Literary Festival to Feature Barbara Kingsolver, Author of Dozens of Books
The annual Emory & Henry College Literary Festival will feature award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver Sept. 29-30.
Kingsolver, the author of more than a dozen books, will read from her works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. She also will participate in a public interview the following day at 3:30 p.m.
Kingsolver’s first book, The Bean Trees was published in 1989. Her most recent, The Lacuna, which received Great Britain’s prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction, came out in 2009. In addition to her six novels, Kingsolver has published a book of stories, a collection of poems, and five books of nonfiction, the most recent of them Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (2007).
Also on Sept. 29, Linda Wagner-Martin will present a paper entitled “Keeping an Eye on Paradise’: The Exuberance of Prodigal Summer.” The discussion begins at 2:30 p.m.
At 3:30 p.m. on the same day, Meredith Sue Willis will present a paper entitled “Not Missing from The Lacuna: A Private Life in a Political World.”
On Friday, a review of Kingsolver’s work will continue with a paper by Sandra Ballard entitled “‘Disclosing the Heart of the Form’: An Appreciation of Barbara Kingsolver’s Nonfiction,” and Steve Fisher, professor emeritus at Emory & Henry and a well-known scholar of Appalachian studies, will conduct an interview at 3:30 p.m. with the author.
All events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. More information about Kingsolver and the E&H Literary Festival can be found here.
This event is part of the 175th Anniversary Celebration. For more information, visit www.ehc.edu/175.