Richard Powers

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards
Winner, 2006 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1993 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2014 National Book Awards

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels including Orfeo; Plowing the Dark; Operation Wandering Soul, a National Book Award Finalist; The Echo Maker, winner of the National Book Award; and The Overstory, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. (Photo credit: Dean D. Dixon)
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Bewilderment

ISBN 9780393881141 W. W. Norton & Company

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. More about this book >

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The Echo Maker

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers book cover, 2006
ISBN 9780374146351 Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Operation Wandering Soul

Operation Wandering Soul by richard powers book cover
ISBN 9780688115487 Harper Perennial / William Morrow & Co
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Orfeo

ISBN 9780393240825 W.W. Norton & Company

Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab—the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns—has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. More about this book >

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Richard Powers

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels including Orfeo; Plowing the Dark; Operation Wandering Soul, a National Book Award Finalist; The Echo Maker, a National Book Award Winner; and The Overstory, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He is a MacArthur Fellow and lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.

(Photo credit: Dean D. Dixon)

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