Barbara Kingsolver to be inducted into Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame

Madison Rexroat

Barbara Kingsolver, along with Gayl Jones, Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb, Alfred Bertram Guthrie Jr. and Joseph Seamon Cotter, will be inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame in February. 

Cobb, Guthrie and Cotter are deceased, and Gayl Jones is famously reclusive, but Kingsolver plans to attend and speak at the induction ceremony at The Carnegie Center in Lexington.

Kingsolver, who was named one of the most important writers of the 20th century by Writer’s Digest, is known for her exploration of social justice and feminism. Her best known work and Pulitzer Prize finalist is “The Poisonwood Bible,” published in 1998.

These five inductions will bring the Hall of Fame total to 29 members. The ceremony will be held at The Carnegie Center on Feb. 2nd at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public.

Read the full story by The Herald Leader here.