A Reading by Richard Powers, the Stein Visiting Writer

Richard Powers is the author of ten novels, including The Echo Maker, which won the National Book Award in 2006. He has received numerous honors including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction. According to the Los Angeles Times Book Review, “Powers is a writer of blistering intellect. He only has to think of a subject and the paint curls off. He is a novelist of ideas and a novelist of witness, and in that respect he has few American peers.” Powers is a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Letters, and his work has been translated into 16 languages. His most recent novel is Generosity: An Enhancement, which was published in 2009.

As part of his stay at Stanford as the Stein Visiting Writer during Winter 2013, Richard Powers will teach a fiction course to undergraduates. This seminar is made possible with the generous support of Isaac and Madeline Stein.

When:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013. 8:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.0 hour(s).
Where:
Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Knight Management Center (Map)
Audience:
General Public
Faculty/Staff
Students
Alumni/Friends
Tags:
Arts
Lecture / Reading
Humanities
Literary
Sponsor:
Creative Writing Program
Contact:
650-723-0011
krystalg@stanford.edu
Admission:

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

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