The Overstory: A Conversation with Richard Powers
Richard Powers has authored 12 novels, received a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and is a Pulitzer Prize and four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His latest work, The Overstory, is a sweeping, passionate novel of activism and resistance that is also a song of praise to the natural world. In a series of interlocking stories ranging from antebellum New York to the late-20th-century Pacific Northwest timber wars, trees bring small lives together into larger acts of war, love, loyalty, and betrayal.

Lecture followed by conversation with Todd Forrest, NYBG Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections.

This lecture is presented by the Humanities Institute with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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