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Sunday, February 21, 2010
Shy Barbara Kingsolver
At a Q and A session at the San Miguel Writers Conference yesterday, Barbara Kingsolver said she is the last person in the world who wanted to be famous. About fame, she said, "I´m sort of afraid of it. I´m a shy person. I do not like being on television."
Kingsolver said that she grew up in Eastern Kentucky where people told stories but frowned upon talking about oneself. "She´s parading herself around," Kentuckians would comment about anyone who anyone who wished to call attention to herself. "Imagine how being in front of a public feels to me," Kingsolver noted. "When I go on book tour," Kingsolver said, "I think, I´m evangelizing for literature."
In the photo is Jody Feagan, founder of the San Miguel Writers Conference, author Barbara Kingsolver and me at a Welcome to San Miguel cocktail party on Friday.