Richard Powers


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in Evanston, Illinois, The United States
June 18, 1957

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Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels, most recently The Overstory. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and he has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Average rating: 3.74 · 29,229 ratings · 4,269 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Echo Maker

3.35 avg rating — 7,290 ratings — published 2006 — 30 editions
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Orfeo

3.63 avg rating — 3,914 ratings — published 2014 — 29 editions
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Galatea 2.2

3.73 avg rating — 2,151 ratings — published 1995 — 17 editions
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The Overstory

4.36 avg rating — 2,374 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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The Time of Our Singing

4.24 avg rating — 2,195 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
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The Gold Bug Variations

4.11 avg rating — 1,471 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Generosity: An Enhancement

3.50 avg rating — 1,622 ratings — published 2009 — 23 editions
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Three Farmers on Their Way ...

3.85 avg rating — 716 ratings — published 1985 — 13 editions
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Gain

3.76 avg rating — 833 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Plowing the Dark

3.67 avg rating — 740 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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