Born in the year 1958 in Lewiston situated in Idaho, United States of America, Kim Barnes spent the better half of the early days of her life in Idaho. There is not much information available about her childhood days and the information about her parents is also not known. There is also no news about whether she has any siblings or not. She did her schooling from the Lewiston High School situated in Lewiston in Idaho, United States of America and graduated from there in the year 1976.

She then went on to attend the Lewis-Clark State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in the year 1983 from there. She then went on to complete her education from the Washington State University and went on to obtain her Master of Arts degree in English in the year 1985. She has also completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing in the year 1995 from the University of Montana situated in Missoula in Montana, United States of America.

There is no information regarding how her interest in writing began and how she inspired to be an author. She went on to publish her first memoirs in the year 1996 which was titled as In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country. This book was highly critically acclaimed and helped her create a huge fan-following. She was awarded the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for her work in the year 1997. She also was one of the runner-ups of the Pulitzer Prize and was also the recipient of the New Visions Award. In the year 2000, she went on to publish another memoir named Hungry for the World.

By this time, her popularity has increased very much and then she went to publish the novel named Finding Caruso in the year 2003. In the year 2008, she published another novel titled A Country Called Home. This book was also very well-received and critically acclaimed and helped her gain further popularity. After this, she published another book after four years in the year 2012 which was titled In the Kingdom of Men. All her work are widely appreciated and she is considered as one of the best authors of recent times.

Talking about her personal life, she is married to Robert Wrigley. The date of their wedding is not disclosed, but they are said to be in a very loving relationship. Her husband Robert Wrigley is also a poet and hence they are very compatible. Kim Barnes and her husband are proud parents of three children. She currently resides in Idaho along with her loving family. Nowadays, she also works at the University of Idaho as the creative writing teacher. She is very active on many social media sites and also has a website of her own. She loves to interact with her fans and do this through the medium of social media sites. Her biography is also available on several major sites owing to her popularity and her net worth is expected to be very high.

Last Modified: Apr 6, 2020

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