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Richard Powers was born on June 18, 1957 in Evanston, Illinois. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts and worked as a computer programmer and freelance data processor. One day he saw August Sander's 1914 black-and-white photograph of three Westerwald farm boys heading to a dance at the Museum of Fine Arts. This photograph inspired Powers to quit his job and try writing a novel. Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance was published in 1985. His other works include Prisoner's Dilemma, The Gold Bug Variations, Operation Wandering Soul, Galatea 2.2, Plowing the Dark, The Time of Our Singing, and Generosity: An Enhancement. He received numerous awards including the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction for Gain, the National Book Award for The Echo Maker, and Pulitzer Prize in fiction for The Overstory: A Novel. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Overstory 3,730 copies, 181 reviews
The Echo Maker: A Novel 2,431 copies, 105 reviews
The Time of Our Singing 1,262 copies, 31 reviews
Galatea 2.2 1,231 copies, 23 reviews
The Gold Bug Variations 1,175 copies, 13 reviews
Bewilderment 810 copies, 37 reviews
Orfeo 796 copies, 44 reviews
Generosity: An Enhancement 622 copies, 27 reviews
Plowing the Dark 619 copies, 8 reviews
Gain 580 copies, 15 reviews
Operation Wandering Soul 417 copies, 2 reviews
Prisoner's Dilemma 352 copies, 2 reviews
Genie 13 copies, 2 reviews
The Orphan Master's Son (Afterword, some editions) 3,498 copies, 261 reviews
The Future Dictionary of America (Contributor) 612 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (Contributor) 328 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (Contributor) 318 copies, 6 reviews
Granta 90: Country Life (Contributor) 153 copies
Granta 108: Chicago (Contributor) 124 copies, 1 review
The Paris Review 167 2003 Fall (Contributor) 11 copies
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 3 (Contributor) 10 copies, 1 review
Black Clock 21 (Contributor) 2 copies
Black Clock 3 (Contributor) 1 copy
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