Kingsolver joins Bellwether winner Lisa Ko in New York for National Book Awards celebration

Barbara Kingsolver joined PEN/Bellwether author Lisa Ko at the 2017 National Book Awards ceremony Nov. 15, alongside members of Ko’s publishing team from Algonquin Books. Ko’s powerful debut The Leavers had followed a 2016 PEN/Bellwether win with a spot on this year’s NBA Shortlist for Fiction. The PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction is awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice.

From left to right in the photo above are: Algonquin Associate Publisher Craig Popelars, Algonquin Executive Editor Kathy Pories, PEN/Bellwether founder Barbara Kingsolver, and Algonquin Publisher Elisabeth Scharlatt.