Richard Powers’s new novel is slated for publication in January 2014. The National Book Award–winning author of The Echo Maker delivers his most emotionally charged novel to date, inspired by the myth of Orpheus.  “If Powers were an American writer of the nineteenth century…he’d probably be the Herman Melville of Moby-Dick. His picture is that big,”, Read More

“’Wonderfully Strange’ World of Richard Powers,” a review of Orfeo by Tim Peters, Publisher’s Weekly, December 6, 2013. In fact, it’s difficult to think of a contemporary novelist as well versed in science as Powers—and it’s difficult to think of a novelist as gifted at rendering the poetry of science, and the wonder of the scientific imagination,, Read More

Early buzz for Orfeo in “Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2014, Pt. 2: From Ishmael Beah to Richard Powers,” by Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal, July 8, 2013.