Biography

Richard Powers

Richard Powers is the author of 11 novels. He has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Literary Award, two Pushcart Prizes and the National Book Award.

Richard Powers

Books by Richard Powers

by Richard Powers - Fiction

Peter Els is a retired music professor with a unique hobby: He has set up a microbiology lab in his home to find music in the modified DNA of the bacterium Serratia marcescens. When Federal agents find out about his laboratory, they suspect he may be a bioterrorist. ORFEO is the portrait of a man so obsessed by the need to create that he’ll sacrifice just about everything for the sake of his quest.