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: 3.95 · 62,136 ratings · 9,616 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Overstory

4.19 avg rating — 32,469 ratings — published 2018 — 33 editions
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The Echo Maker

3.38 avg rating — 8,230 ratings — published 2006 — 35 editions
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Orfeo

3.65 avg rating — 4,475 ratings — published 2014 — 31 editions
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Galatea 2.2

3.72 avg rating — 2,325 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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The Time of Our Singing

4.26 avg rating — 2,503 ratings — published 2002 — 29 editions
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The Gold Bug Variations

4.13 avg rating — 1,572 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
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Generosity: An Enhancement

3.53 avg rating — 1,790 ratings — published 2009 — 24 editions
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Three Farmers on Their Way ...

3.83 avg rating — 784 ratings — published 1985 — 17 editions
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Gain

3.77 avg rating — 915 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Plowing the Dark

3.67 avg rating — 791 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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“Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind.”
Richard Powers

“The best arguments in the world won't change a person's mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.”
Richard Powers, The Overstory

“Evil is the refusal to see one's self in others.”
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