Interview with Barbara Kingsolver, April 17, 1993

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Barbara Kingsolver discusses her family history, childhood experiences, and her educational background. She describes her experiences living in Africa and island of St. Lucia, her early interest in writing, and living in Tucson Arizona. She talks about the influence of Bobbie Ann Mason, Kingsolver's publishing history, obtaining an agent, writing for oneself vs. writing for an audience, and her writing habits. Throughout the interview she mentions works including "The Bean Trees," "Holding The Line," "Pigs In Heaven," and "Animal Dreams," among others.

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1993oh200_kw061

Interviewee Name

Barbara Kingsolver

Interviewer Name

L. Elisabeth Beattie

Interview Date

1993-04-17

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Kingsolver, Barbara Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 17 Apr. 1993. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kingsolver, B. (1993, April 17). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Kingsolver, Barbara, interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. April 17, 1993, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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