Barbara in conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson

The Earth Day 2021 event with Kingsolver’s fellow environmental novelist and activist was part of the Pasadena Literary Alliance’s “Open Book on Location” series. The talk ranged across literature and cli-fi, the role of art in changing the world, and why we have hope for the future.

Kingsolver inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

Barbara was deeply honored to be among 29 new members inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters during its virtual award ceremony on May 19. The academy is an honor society of the country’s 300 leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Each year it elects new members as vacancies occur, administers over 70 awards and prizes, […]

Saving fossil fuel and savoring connections on the virtual tour for How To Fly

Barbara’s first virtual book tour has her thinking about the benefits of this new way of meeting readers, with a lighter carbon footprint that’s consistent with her beliefs. Flying through virtual space has allowed her to reach audiences all over the world, in the comfort of their homes. She’s been delighted by your attendance at these events, your great questions, and your support of independent bookstores.

Barbara flies the virtual skies to launch How To Fly (In 10,000 Easy Lessons)

With travel and large gatherings out of the question for now, Barbara Kingsolver is excited to connect with readers in a whole new kind of book tour. She’ll be reading and discussing her new poetry book in online events hosted by bookstores throughout the country, as well as interviews and podcasts. You can follow her […]

New poetry book: Coming in September!

“Refreshing in their direct address … and succinct language,” says the New York Times, poems in Barbara Kingsolver’s forthcoming book “place momentary dramas into context and provide a wider window in.” How To Fly (In 10,000 Easy Lessons) will be released by HarperCollins in September. The poetry offers emotionally rich reflections on the practical, the spiritual, and […]


Tour dates and links for Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered Book Tour A New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Books of the Year (2018) by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace […]

Kingsolver to join Emmy-nominated musician John McCutcheon in support of congressional candidate

Internationally acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver and seven-time Grammy-nominated musician John McCutcheon are combining for a fundraising evening in support of the Flaccavento for Congress campaign. The event takes place on Saturday, August 18 at The Wytheville Meeting Center on the Wytheville Community College campus in Wytheville, Virginia. Kingsolver, a resident of Washington County, Virginia, will […]

It’s almost here!

Kingsolver’s next novel to be released in October HarperCollins has sent the Advanced Readers Copy of Barbara Kingsolver’s next novel to reviewers in advance of its October release. Here’s a sneak peak into what the novel, titled Unsheltered, is about: How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa […]