Richard Powers

Richard Powers

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September 24th, 2024: Playground (Standalone)

Bewilderment (Standalone) was the most recently released book by Richard Powers, on September 21st, 2021.

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Richard Powers Stats: The highest rated book by Richard Powers on Book Notification is The Overstory, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is Bewilderment, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Richard Powers on Book Notification is The Overstory, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is Bewilderment, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Richard Powers books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1985
2
1988
3
1991
4
1993
5
1995
6
1998
7
2000
8
2002
9
2006
10
2009
11
2014
12
8.52018
13
8.32021
14
2024

List of Richard Powers Anthologies in Publication Order

Richard Powers: Biography

Richard Powers was born on June 18th, 1957 and is currently 67 years old. Richard Powers was born in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Powers attended the University of Illinois where he received a B.A. and an M.A.

Richard Powers is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 14 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1985 with the novel Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance. The most recently released novel was Bewilderment which was released in 2021.

Richard Powers was the runner-up in the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards, fiction category, for his novel The Overstory.

In 1989, Richard received the MacArthur Fellowship for his ambitious and intellectually demanding novels about cognitive neuroscience and World War I history.

He has been the Swanlund Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as well as a professor at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Richard Powers: Awards & Accolades

Powers' book, The Echo Maker won the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 2006.

Richard Powers books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Operation Wandering Soul was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1993. Generosity was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Best Science Fiction Novel, in 2011. The Overstory was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Fiction, in 2018 as well as the Booker Prize - Best Fiction Book in 2018, Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Fiction in 2019. Bewilderment was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Fiction, in 2021 as well as the Booker Prize - Best Fiction Book in 2021.

Richard Powers: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Bewilderment was a New York Times: 100 Notable Books in 2021.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Richard Powers are:

  1. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  2. Tana French, author of the Dublin Murder Squad Series.
  3. Amor Towles, author of the novel: A Gentleman in Moscow.
  4. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  5. Anthony Doerr, author of the novel: All the Light We Cannot See.

Richard Powers: F.A.Q

When was Richard Powers Born? How old is Richard Powers?

Richard Powers was born on June 18th, 1957. Richard Powers is currently 67 years old.

Where was Richard Powers Born?

Richard Powers was born in Evanston, Illinois, USA and is American.

What book awards has Richard Powers won?

Powers' book, The Echo Maker won the award National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 2006.

What was the first book Richard Powers wrote?

The first book written by Richard Powers was 6 Great Short Novels of Science Fiction, published in 1954.

What was the most recent book Richard Powers wrote?

His most recently released work was Bewilderment on September 21st, 2021.

Will there be any more books by Richard Powers?

Richard Powers has a new book coming out on September 24th, 2024 called Playground.

How many books has Richard Powers written?

Richard Powers has written 14 books excluding contributions to anthologies. All of his books are Standalone Novels.

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