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Richard Powers

Born: 18-Jun-1957
Birthplace: Evanston, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Gold Bug Variations

Father: (high school principal)

    University: BA English, University of Illinois
    University: MA Literature, University of Illinois (1979)
    Professor: Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996-)

    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    MacArthur Fellowship 1989
    Lannan Literary Award 1999

Author of books:
Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance (1985, novel)
Prisoner's Dilemma (1989, novel)
The Gold Bug Variations (1991, novel)
Operation Wandering Soul (1993, novel)
Galatea 2.2 (1995, novel)
Gain (1998, novel)
Plowing the Dark (2000, novel)
The Time of Our Singing (2003, novel)


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