Richard Powers

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Analysis: the 2021 Booker shortlist tunes in to the worries of our age
Alex Clark weighs up the urgent concerns of the six novels in the running for Britain’s most prestigious fiction award

Alex Clark

14, Sep, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Nadifa Mohamed is sole British writer to make Booker prize shortlist
The author of The Fortune Men will now compete with five other novelists from South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US for the 2021 award

Alison Flood

14, Sep, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers review – stars in their eyes
An astrobiologist soothes his troubled son with inner voyages to fantastical worlds in a tender sci-fi novel-cum-family romance

Rob Doyle

13, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Booker prize reveals globe-spanning longlist of ‘engrossing stories’
Kazuo Ishiguro makes cut alongside Rachel Cusk and Richard Powers, and novels from Sri Lanka and South Africa compete with choices from the US and UK

Alison Flood

26, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Stories to save the world: the new wave of climate fiction
Now more than ever, novelists are facing up to the unthinkable: the climate crisis. Claire Armitstead talks to Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh and more about the new cli-fi

Claire Armitstead

26, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Fights, food and fall outs: why Christmas is a gift to novelists
From Jane Austen’s Emma to Richard Powers in The Overstory, novelists have used the festive season to gather families together ... and let the drama unfold

Benjamin Markovits

21, Dec, 2019 @1:58 PM

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Richard Powers: ‘I’ve read more than 120 books about trees’
The Pulitzer-winning author of eco-novel The Overstory on Extinction Rebellion, his many alter egos and the brilliance of Robert Macfarlane

Alex Preston

11, May, 2019 @5:00 PM

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How could The Overstory be considered a book of the year?
Richard Powers’ novel has its heart in a fine place, but it works by browbeating the reader with lectures and daft melodrama

Sam Jordison

18, Dec, 2018 @1:01 PM

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The Overstory's lofty view rises above mere polemic
Richard Powers’s novel can be preachy, but its authentic passion for imperilled trees carries the reader through

Sam Jordison

11, Dec, 2018 @10:35 AM

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The Overstory by Richard Powers is our reading group book for December
This huge novel might be more of a hike in the woods than a walk in the park – but a reader has promised that it ‘will change the way you see the world’

Sam Jordison

04, Dec, 2018 @11:51 AM

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How I write: Man Booker shortlist authors reveal their inspirations
A former slave’s travels, a violent Swat-team arrest, a war between humans and trees... Esi Edugyan, Rachel Kushner, Daisy Johnson, Robin Robertson, Richard Powers and Anna Burns on the real stories behind their novels

Esi Edugyan, Rachel Kushner, Daisy Johnson, Robin Robertson, Anna Burns, Richard Powers

13, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Has the Booker prize lost its mojo?
Rows, gaffes and disdainful speeches have always kept the Booker prize in the news. But now, a creeping sense of bad decision-making is undermining its cachet

Rachel Cooke

07, Oct, 2018 @7:00 AM

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