“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.

“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.

“What Is Artificial Intelligence?” The New York Times. February 6, 2011.

New York Time’s Op-Ed editors asked 10 noted writers to consider events large and small that helped shape the last 10 years.  Powers responded with “Out of Body, Out of Mind,”  December 26, 2009.

“Schlage hier nach zu allem. Eine Erzählung.” Literaturen. 7/8 (July/August 2009):20-25. Translated by Manfred Allié. (in German)

“Soaked.” Granta. 108: Chicago (Summer 2009). 

“1897, Memorial Day” in Greil Marcus, Werner Sollors A New Literary History of America. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Pres, 2009. pp. 434-440.(ISBN: 978-0674035942) Cover. Essay on the Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Monument in Boston, and on its evolving meaning through poetry and art since its creation by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

“If you could see into your future, would you want to? If you could know whether you’re going to contract Alzheimer’s, or if you’re likely to battle cancer or die of heart disease, would you want to? Last summer Richard Powers decided he did and became one of nine people on earth to have his entire, Read More

[Entry] in Carolin Seeliger, Tobias Wenzel (eds) Was ich mich immer schon fragen wollte: 77 Schriftsteller im Selbstgespräch [What I always wanted to ask myself: 77 authors interview themselves], Germany: Benteli, 2008. (ISBN: 3716515310). Powers has an entry (“Was hält Richard Powers für böse?” [What does Richard Powers consider to be evil?]) in this, Read More

“How to Speak a Book,” by Richard Powers, New York Times, January 7, 2007.

“A Brief Take on Genetic Screening.” in Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing From Believer. San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2009. (ISBN: 978-1934781395) Cover. Powers’s essay from the March 2006 Believer is included in this anthology along with work by Rick Moody, Jonathan Lethem on Nathanael West, William T. Vollmann on W. G. Sebald, Ben, Read More

“Being and Seeming: The Technology of Representation” was originally published in Context: a forum for literary arts and culture (number 3), 2000, and now appears in The Alliance for Wild Ethics website.