Sunday, January 22, 2017

Quote of the Week and the Week to Come


"Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer." ~ Barbara Kingsolver



Source: Google and Wikipedia
Barbara Kingsolver, born April 8, 1955, is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at De Pauw University and University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels. Her widely known works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a non-fiction account of her family's attempts to eat locally.
Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments. Each of her books published since 1993 has been on the New York Times Best Seller list. Kingsolver has received numerous awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award 2011, UK's Orange Prize for Fiction 2010, for The Lacuna, and the National Humanities Medal. She has been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
In 2000, Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize Prize to support "literature of social change".


This Week on Writing from the Peak:

Jan 23          Leap into Writing by Kathie Scrimgeour

Jan 25          The Final Confession of Aaron Michael Ritchey

Jan 27          Sweet Success Celebrates Michelle Major