Richard Powers, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky during the book tour for “The Time of Our Singing,” recorded in the KPFA studios, February 15, 2003.
Richard Powers is one of America’s most distinguished novelists. In 2006, his novel The Echo Maker, won the National Book Award and was a finmalist for the Pulitzer, and his most recent novel, The Overstory, was short-listed for the Booker Prize and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
In 2003, his novel The Time of Our Singing was published to excellent reviews. A multi-generational epic of the civil rights movement, the book combined his love of physics and music, and took his writing to a new level, becoming a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winning two other major literary awards.