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

“To the Measures Fall.” The New Yorker. (October 18, 2010): 72-77. Reprinted in Brooks, Geraldine (editor) The Best American Short Stories 2011, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011, pp. 262-275. Short story about an American woman’s lifelong re-readings of an obscure English novel she discovered in the Costwolds while on a junior year abroad.

“Literary variations on Bach’s Goldberg,” article by W. Wolf in The Modern Language Review 105(3):625-640 · July 2010. “This paper takes several fictional adaptations of Bach’s Goldberg Variations to explore various modes through which musical form has been adapted in modern literature. Novels by Nancy Huston, Thomas Bernhard, Richard Powers, and Gabriel Josipovici provide four different models for, Read More

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.

“Enquire Within Upon Everything.” Paris Review. 190 (Fall 2009).  Reprinted in Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology in the Humanities and the Arts, edited by Thomas Bartscherer and Roderick Coover. University of Chicago Press, 2011. Description from The Best American Nonrequired Reading: “This story is a hypothetical chronicle of a boy’s life in the shadow, Read More

“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

“Modulation.” Conjunctions. 50 (Spring 2008). Short story read by Powers during his series of appearances in 2008, including San Francisco and Seattle. This issue of Conjunctions includes works by 50 contemporary writers, including, besides Powers, Joyce Carol Oates, Sandra Cisneros, Rick Moody, William Gass, Jonathan Carroll, and Robert Coover, among others. Also anthologized in, 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

“The Moving Finger,” short story in The Journal, 31.2 Autumn/Winter 2007.