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Richard Powers
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Richard Powers’s new novel, “The Overstory” (Norton), has been called “a masterpiece of operatic proportions” by Kirkus Reviews. Powers thought his first novel, “Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance,” would be his last because he would not be able to support himself as a writer. It was a huge success. Powers calls his second book, “Prisoner’s Dilemma,” his “most American” work. It is about Disney and the logic of nuclear warfare. His landmark “The Gold Bug Variations” followed; it is concerned with polyphonic music, genetics and computer science – a story of love and death.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress

Appearances at the 2019 National Book Festival

Videos from the 2019 National Book Festival