Richard Powers

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

Richard Powers is the author of eight previous novels, including Operation Wandering Soul, which was a nominated for a National Book Award in 1993. He has received numerous honors including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction. He lives in Illinois.
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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 is the author of eight previous novels, including Operation Wandering Soul, which was a nominated for a National Book Award in 1993. He has received numerous honors including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction. He lives in Illinois.

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