In an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times (June 16, 2017), Richard Powers addresses the Trump administration’s efforts to delist national monuments in “Keep America Wild.”
Video of full performance of Project Orfeo at Duke University, September 25, 2016. Richard Powers joins Duke faculty composer Scott Lindroth, the Horszowski Piano Trio, clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, flutist Laura Gilbert and Duke faculty violist Jonathan Bagg in a mixed-media concert that combines readings from Powers’ 2014 novel Orfeo with performances of Messiaen’s Quartet, Read More
“Words and Music: A Conversation about Project Orfeo,” video of a discussion with Richard Powers, violist Jonathan Bagg, and composer Scott Lindroth about collaborations between musicians and writers, and these artists’ experience with their current collaboration for “Project Orfeo.” “Project Orfeo” is a mixed-media concert that combines readings by Powers from his 2014 novel, Orfeo,, Read More
An excerpt from from Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time.” Performance on August 27, 2016 for Electric Earth Concerts, New Hampshire. Features Richard Powers reading from his novel Orfeo and the Horszowski Trio with Benjamin Fingland, clarinet. The event combined readings from Orfeo with performances of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” and the premiere a new Lindroth composition.
A musical reaction to Powers’s Plowing the Dark, by Swoon (aka Marc Neys), as part of his this Belgian artist’s series “Music for Books,” (2015).
Richard Powers appears in “Influenced By: A Survey of Writers on Contemporary Writers,” featured in The Believer, February 6, 2015, by Jaimie Clarke. Clarke asked a group of writers “which living, contemporary writers held the most influence of their work.” Weston Cutter cited Richard Powers and offered his thoughts. Here’s the best way I know to think, Read More
On November 21, 2014, Richard Powers joined The Nouveau Classical Project and the Kamea String Quartet at the DiMenna Center in New York City for a performance hosted by the Center for Fiction. Part reading, part concert, this event took the audience through the adventure of Peter Els, the protagonist of Powers’s novel Orfeo. Details,, Read More
“Children of the Revolution,” an essay by Richard Powers as part of an issue focused on the 50th anniversary of the 1960s, American Book Review, Volume 35, Number 3, March/April 2014, p. 8.
In “Genie,” a short story of epic proportions, Powers goes sci-fi: he turns a failing relationship between a randy scientist and a staid statistician into a quest—not only for love and connection but for a way to connect to intelligent life in the universe. Anca is an ambitious cellular biologist determined to be the, Read More
When a mild-mannered man signs his travels over to his first GPS system, he embarks on more of a ride than he expected. Published in Monkey Business Vol. 3, 2013.
“Dark Was the Night.” Playboy. December 2011, p. 76. A retired aerospace engineer risks everything to go back in time.
“What Does Fiction Know?” The Design Observer. August 2, 2011. Powers discusses his work teaching a course on the relationship between fact and fiction in Berlin during the Spring of 2011.