Richard Powers, the prolific writer and award-winning author of 12 novels, is known for his exploration of modern science and technology. Powers' most recent novel, The Overstory (2019), is the passionate work of activism, resistance, and astonishing evocation about the natural world. The Overstory won the 2019 Pulitzer award for Fiction, named Amazon's Best Book of the Year, listed as a New York Times best-seller and was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Powers also won the MacArthur Fellowship, the National Book Award and is a four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Powers' latest book, Bewilderment, will be released in September 2021.