“Richard Powers provides literary strand for Electric Earth concert,” by David Weininger, Boston Globe, August 25, 2016. Weininger interviews Powers about the “Project Orfeo” concerts.

Link to information on the scheduled performances of “Project Orfeo.”

Project Orfeo is a a concert, inspired by Powers’ novel Orfeo, that combines the music of Olivier Messiaen and composer Scott Lindroth. It will be performed on August 27, 2016, at Bass Hall in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  (Link to Peterborough performance)

A second performance will be at the Baldwin Auditorim at Duke University on September 25, 2016. (Link to Duke performance) 

In the “SFCV Beach Blanket Bibliography,” the San Francisco Classical Voice gives summer reading recommendations with books featuring a musical theme and includes Powers’s The Gold Bug Variations. July 12, 2016.

Powers’s longtime French translator, Jean-Yves Pellegrin, has won the Prix Maurice-Edgar Coindreau for his translation of Powers’s latest novel, Orfeo.  The award is given annually for an outstanding translation of a work of American fiction or non-fiction.

Film Independent announced that a production grant was awarded to Mark Levinson for development of a feature film based on Richard Powers’s novel The Gold Bug Variations.