RICHARD POWERS Richard Powers has published eight novels, including Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance, The Gold Bug Variations, Galatea 2.2, Gain, Plowing the Dark and, most recently, The Time of Our Singing. Powers has been nominated for a National Book Award and is a three-time nominee for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a past recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (1989), as well as of a Lannan Literary Award (1999). In 1999, Esquire magazine named him one of five "Writers of the Decade." Randall Fuller is Assistant Professor of English at Drury University. He is currently at work on a novel. AN INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD POWERS/ Randall Fuller Interviewer: You were born in the Midwest and moved to Thailand at age eleven. What effect did that experience have on you as a writer? Powers: That's such a huge question. It presumes I could somehow know what kind of writer I would have been had I not gone. But I know it affected my entire life--linguistically, intellectually, emotionally, culturally. I lived in Bangkok from the age of eleven to sixteen, then came back to the States and finished high school in Illinois. But the
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Published: Oct 5, 2003
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