1. Now entering his 80s, Berry still engages in nonviolent civil disobedience, protests, and sit-ins as part of his commitment to environmental activism. His causes include sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. One of his most recent actions involved camping out for a weekend at the Kentucky Governor’s office to protest mountaintop mining.
2. His stories often take place in Port William, Kentucky, a fictional rural town inspired by his hometown of Port Royal. Since 1960, Berry has chronicled small town life and the experiences of everyday people through his Port William series. The latest installment, A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership, was published in 2012.
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