Wendell was selected as the 41st Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH Chairman said of Mr. Berry,

Wendell Berry is an American treasure whose prose and poetry have— with subtlety, intelligence, and conviction—helped open our eyes to the importance of respecting and living with nature,” said NEH Chairman Jim Leach. “Tilling the land of his Kentucky forebears, he is a 21st-century Henry David Thoreau.

Congratulations, WB!