Barbara Kingsolver launched what would become an illustrious writing career with her classic first novel, The Bean Trees, about a rural Kentucky native trying to escape motherhood who inherits a Native American child on her way west. In 2000, Kingsolver was awarded the National Humanities Medal. In 2010, she won Britain’s Orange Prize for The Lacuna. In 2023, Kingsolver became the first author to win the Women's Prize for Fiction twice with her Pulitzer Prize winning novel Demon Copperhead. Other bestselling works include The Poisonwood Bible and the bestselling nonfiction book Animal, Vegetable, Mineral.