Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Born: June 18, 1957 in Evanston, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionPowers is an Evanston native. He moved with his family to Lincolnwood in the mid 60's. He graduated from DeKalb High School and attended the University of Illinois, where he later taught literature and creative writing until 2013.
Biographical and Professional InformationRichard Powers is a novelist whose works explore the effects of modern science and technology. While he lived most of his life in Illinois, Powers also lived in Bangkok, Boston, Holland and Cambridge. Most of his books have been inspired by events in his life and the places his life has taken him. In 1992 Powers accepted a position as writer-in-residence at the University of Illinois and was named to Illinois's endowed Swanlund Chair in English in 1996 and named Center for Advanced Study Professor of English in 1999. In 2013, he left the University of Illinois to teach at Stanford. Today, he lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.
*"Gain", Farrar, 1998 *"Galatea 2.2", Farrar, 1995 *"Generosity", Atlantic Books, 2010 *"Operation Wandering Soul", Morrow, 1993 *"Plowing the Dark", Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000 *"Prisoner`s Dilemma", Beech Tree, 1988 *"The Echo Maker", 2006 *"The Gold Bug Variations", Morrow, 1991 *"The Overstory", Norton, 2019 *"The Time of Our Singing", Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2003 *"Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance", Beech Tree, 1985