Wendell Berry

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Wendell Berry
Berry in December 2011
Berry in December 2011
Born (1934-08-05) August 5, 1934 (age 88)
Eminence, Kentucky, U.S.
OccupationPoet, farmer, writer, activist, academic
EducationUniversity of Kentucky (B.A; M.A., English, 1957)
GenreFiction, poetry, essays
Subjectagriculture, rural life, community

Wendell E. Berry[1] (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. He has written many novels, short stories, poems, and essays.

He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is also a 2013 Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berry was named the recipient of the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.[2]

On January 28, 2015, he became the first living writer to be ushered into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wendell E. Berry biography". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  2. "Dayton Literary Peace Prize names distinguished achievement award recipient". Dayton Daily News. August 12, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  3. Eblen, Tom (January 31, 2015). "At Hall of Fame ceremony, Wendell Berry laments 'public silence' on Ky. writers' work". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved March 24, 2015.