Barbara Kingsolver was named one the most important writers of the 20th century by <em>Writers Digest</em>. In 2000 she received the National Humanities Medal, the country’s highest honor for service through the arts. <em>The Poisonwood Bible</em> was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and for Britain’s Orange Prize for Fiction, won the national book award of South Africa, and was named an Oprah Book Club selection. <em>Animal, Vegetable, Miracle</em> won numerous prizes, including the James Beard Award. <em>The Lacuna</em> won the Orange Prize in 2010. In 2011, Kingsolver was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work. Her latest novel, <em>Flight Behavior, </em>was chosen as the first-year reading for Hollins’ class of 2018.