Richard Powers is the author of 12 previous novels. His most recent, The Overstory, was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize and won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the 2020 American Academy of Arts and Letters’ William Dean Howells Medal for the most distinguished American work of fiction published in the last five years. The Overstory has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 68 weeks to date. Powers is also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, among other accolades. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.