1982 Recipient - Mr. Wendell E. Berry
Wendell Berry was born in Henry County, Kentucky, in 1934. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1956 and continued on to complete a master's degree in 1957. In 1958, he received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University.
Berry has taught at Stanford University, Georgetown College, New York University, the University of Cincinnati, and Bucknell University. He taught at his alma mater, the University of Kentucky from 1964 - 1977, and again from 1987 - 1993.
The author of eleven works of fiction, fourteen books of poetry, and sixteen works of nonfiction, some of his most notable writing includes
Wendell Berry has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including
He lives and works with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Port Royal (Henry County), Kentucky.