Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

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WENDELL BERRY, an essayist, novelist, and poet, has been honored with the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, the John Hay Award of the Orion Society, and the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, among others. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by Barack Obama, and in 2016, he was the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. He is also a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Wendell lives with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky.


He is the author of:

Andy Catlett: Early Travels: A Novel
Another Turn of the Crank: Essays
A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014
The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
Blessed are the Peacemakers: Christ’s Teachings About Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness
Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
Citizenship Papers: Essays
A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural
Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder
The Farm
Farming: A Handbook
Fidelity: Five Stories
The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural
Given: Poems
Hannah Coulter: A Novel
The Hidden Wound
Home Economics: Fourteen Essays
Jayber Crow: A Novel
Imagination in Place
It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays
Leavings: Poems
Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition
The Memory of Old Jack: A Novel
Nathan Coulter: A Novel
New Collected Poems
Our Only World: Ten Essays
A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of Port William
A Place on Earth: A Novel
The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford
Remembering: A
Roots to the Earth: Poems and a Story
The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry
Standing by Words: Essays
Terrapin: Poems by Wendell Berry
That Distant Land: The Collected Stories
This Day: Collected and New Sabbath Poems
Traveling at Home: With Wood Engravings by John DePol

The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings
The Unforeseen Wilderness: Kentucky’s Red River Gorge
The Way of Ignorance and Other Essays
What Are People For?: Essays
What Matters?: Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth
Whitefoot: A Story from the Center of the World
Window Poems: With Wood Engravings by Wesley Bates