Richard Powers


Born
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: 4.0 · 108,979 ratings · 15,316 reviews · 48 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Overstory

4.13 avg rating — 77,009 ratings — published 2018 — 46 editions
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The Echo Maker

3.40 avg rating — 8,912 ratings — published 2006 — 37 editions
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Orfeo

3.65 avg rating — 4,856 ratings — published 2014 — 35 editions
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The Time of Our Singing

4.25 avg rating — 2,829 ratings — published 2002 — 31 editions
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Galatea 2.2

3.73 avg rating — 2,487 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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The Gold Bug Variations

4.12 avg rating — 1,691 ratings — published 1991 — 14 editions
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Generosity: An Enhancement

3.55 avg rating — 1,920 ratings — published 2009 — 26 editions
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Three Farmers on Their Way ...

3.82 avg rating — 849 ratings — published 1985 — 22 editions
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Gain

3.76 avg rating — 960 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Plowing the Dark

3.68 avg rating — 831 ratings — published 2000
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“The best arguments in the world won't change a person's mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.”
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