Richard Powers

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Richard Powers, “The Time of Our Singing,” 2003

In conversation with Richard Wolinsky during the book tour for “The Time of Our Singing,” recorded in the KPFA studios, February 14, 2003. Richard Powers is one of America’s most distinguished novelists. In 2006, his novel The Echo Maker, won the National Book Award and was a finmalist for the Pulitzer, and his most recent novel, The Overstory, was short-listed for the Booker Prize and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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Likely Stories : The Overstory, by Richard Powers

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels. He is the recipient of a MacArthrur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and he has a Pulitzer Prize and is a four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His latest book is, The Overstory.
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Arts Circle + Virtual Arts Pass Mary and Richard Powers

Members and subscribers are invited to attend the Arts Circle LIVE: AEIVA Salon Series featuring the private collection of Mary and Richard Powers, on Tuesday, March 2, at 6 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. ET. Not an Arts Circle Member or Virtual Arts Subscriber? Join now!. Arts Circle LIVE: AEIVA...
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Quarantine Read: 'The Time of Our Singing,' by Richard Powers

Two of my heroes are getting me through this pandemic — Dr. Fauci and Richard Powers. Following the doctor's orders to shelter in place, I curl up with a novel by the polymath whom I consider the best living American author. Peppered with references from Aristotle to Einstein to ad jingles (often in the same sentence), Powers' novels range in unlikely-until-him subject matter such as the rainforest, computer code writing or soap manufacturing, made vivid by his poetic, yet laugh-out-loud way with words, and characters. The only common thread: They're all long. Really long. Thus, perfect for pandemic reading.