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Kingsolver has received a number of awards and honors. In 2000, she was awarded the [[National Humanities Medal]] by U.S. President [[Bill Clinton]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/About.aspx?authorid=5311|title=About the Author, Barbara Kingsolver|last=Harper Collins|accessdate=2010-05-02}}</ref> Her 1998 bestseller, ''The Poisonwood Bible'', won the National Book Prize of South Africa, and was shortlisted for both the [[Pulitzer Prize]] and [[PEN/Faulkner Award]].<ref name="awards">{{cite web|url=http://www.kingsolver.com/awards-and-honors|title=Awards & Honors &#124; Barbara Kingsolver|format=Awards & Honors List|work=Official Site|accessdate=2010-05-12}}</ref> Her most notable awards include the [[James Beard Award]], the [[Los Angeles Times Book Prize]], the [[Edward Abbey]] EcoFiction Award, the [[Physicians for Social Responsibility]] National Award, and the Arizona Civil Liberties Union Award.<ref name="awards"/> Her novel, ''The Lacuna'', won the 2010 [[Orange Prize for Fiction]].<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/jun/09/orange-prize-barbara-kingsolver|title=Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna beats Wolf Hall to Orange prize|last=Brown|first=Mark|work=The Guardian|accessdate=June 9, 2010|location=London, UK|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20100612090903/http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jun/09/orange-prize-barbara-kingsolver| archivedate= 12 June 2010 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref> Every book that Kingsolver has written since 1993's ''[[Pigs in Heaven]]'' has been on ''The New York Times'' Best Seller list,<ref name="Inside List"/> and her novel ''The Poisonwood Bible'' was chosen as an [[Oprah's Book Club]] selection.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Barbara-Kingsolver-author-biography|title=Barbara Kingsolver author biography|work=Oprah.com|accessdate=May 3, 2010|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20100603022916/http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Barbara-Kingsolver-author-biography|archivedate=June 3, 2010|deadurl=no}}</ref>
 
In 2011, she was awarded the [[Dayton Literary Peace Prize]] Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. Kingsolver is the first ever recipient of the newly named award to celebrate the U.S. diplomat who played an instrumental role in negotiating the [[Dayton Peace Accords]] in 1995.{{citation needed|date=March 2017}} In 2014, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the [[Library of Virginia]]. The award recognizes outstanding and long-lasting contributions to literature by a Virginian.<ref>{{cite web|title=Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards|url=http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/|publisher=Library of Virginia|accessdate=March 10, 2014}}</ref> In 2018 the Library of Virginia named her one of the [[Virginia Women in History]].<ref>https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/vawomen/2018/honoree.htm?bio=Kingsolver</ref>
 
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