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Wendell Berry
Berry in December 2011
Berry in December 2011
Born August 5, 1934 (1934-08-05) (ageĀ 86)
Eminence, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Poet, farmer, writer, activist, academic
Nationality American
Education University of Kentucky (B.A; M.A., English, 1957)
Genre Fiction, poetry, essays
Subject agriculture, rural life, community

Wendell E. Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. He has written many novels, short stories, poems, and essays.

He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is also a 2013 Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berry was named the recipient of the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

On January 28, 2015, he became the first living writer to be ushered into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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