Richard Powers has written the libretto for The Origin, a new opera being composed by Bruce Adolphe. Scenes will be performed by soprano Christie Conover, tenor Joseph Gaines, and baritone Gregory Gerbrandt, with pianist Tim Burns, at the Off the Hook Arts Festival, in Fort Collins, Colorado, on June 28, 2016.


Writer-director Mark Levinson has been awarded the Sundance Institutute/Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship for his adaptation of Richard Powers’s novel The Gold Bug Variations. The award recognizes “the most promising new independent films about science and technology.”


Writer/Director Mark Levinson (Particle Fever) is working on a new project: a script based on Powers’s novel The Gold Bug Variations. It was was selected for the Sundance Institute 2016 January Screenwriters Lab.

Levinson’s adaptation of The Gold Bug Variations also won the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.