Richard Powers

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(June 18, 1957 –)

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction describes Richard Powers, American author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning The Overstory, as a “Mainstream Writer of SF.”

He is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, his alma mater.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

  • 1989 — MacArthur Fellowship
  • 1991 — Time Book of the Year
  • 2003 — Pushcart Prize
  • 2006 — National Book Award for Fiction
  • 2019 — Pulitzer Prize for Fiction



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