Pulitzer-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver on structural classism and the urban-rural divide


She is one of the most celebrated American authors of our time: Barbara Kingsolver speaks to “arts24” about her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Demon Copperhead”, which has just been published in French. The book is a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ “David Copperfield” set in modern-day Appalachia, one of the poorest regions in the United States and ground zero of the opioid epidemic. Kingsolver, who is from Appalachia herself, says she wanted to represent her region and her people, who for so long have been made to feel invisible.