Studio 360 audio interview with Kurt Andersen, October 23, 2009, with a focus on Generosity.

An interview with Richard Powers by Stephen J. Burn, Contemporary Literature, Vol. 49, No. 2, Summer 2008 (pp. 163-179). Burn began his interview with Powers in London in 2004 and finished in 2007. “[A]s we walked around London that afternoon, the reputation that Powers has for reclusiveness dropped away as he revealed himself to be a generous and outgoing conversationalist. At, Read More

Richard Powers with Brad Leithauser.  Lannan Foundation podcast recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on November 14, 2007, after the publication of The Echo Maker. 

Terry Gross interviews Richard Powers for Fresh Air on NPR, December 12, 2006, after he won the National Book Award for The Echo Maker.

The Genius in the Cornfield,” an interview by Stephan J. Lyons for the Chicago Reader, November 2, 2006, after the publication of The Echo Maker.

Jean-Yves Pellegrin interviews Richard Powers at the Sorbonne on February 20, 2006. The interview, “Only the Conversation Matters”, appears in European Journal of American Studies, EJAS 2007-1, [Online], article 2.

“Richard Powers: The Art of Fiction No. 175,” by Kevin Berger, appeared in The Paris Review, Winter 2002-2003, No. 164. “The following interview is the product of several meetings and conversations. The first came in the spring of 1998, when he was working on Plowing the Dark and living in a garage apartment near Stony Brook,, Read More

“Magic Powers,” interview by Emma Brockes, focusing on The Time of Our Singing, in The Guardian, March 13, 2003.

An audio interview from March 15, 2001, by Michael Silverblatt for KCRW, after publication of Plowing the Dark. “…his intensity and sincerity blaze through as he talks about science, personal sacrifice and the common mis-assumption that cerebral writers are without passion.”

Lannan Foundation podcast of Richard Powers and David Foster Wallace with John O’Brien, December 6, 2000, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“Richard Powers speaks about novels, virtual reality, and fiction in the digital age.”  Poets & Writers, July/August 2000.

This interview by Harvey Blume appeared in The Atlantic Online, June 28, 2000, after publication of Plowing the Dark. It is called “Two Geeks on Their Way to Byzantium: A conversation with Richard Powers.