Past Event

The Overstory: A Conversation with Richard Powers

March 7, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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New York Botanical Garden (Ross Hall), 2900 Southern Boulevard, New York

Event Description:

Critics are raving about The Overstory, Richard Powers’s sweeping, passionate novel about trees, people, and our planet’s existential struggle between humans and non-humans. In a series of concentric and interlocking stories ranging from antebellum New York to the late 20th-Century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest, trees bring small lives together into larger acts of war, love, loyalty, and betrayal.

Join one of our most “prodigiously talented” (The New York Times Book Review) novelists for a compelling conversation—with audience Q&A and bookplate signing to follow.

Event Speaker:

Richard Powers is the author of 12 novels. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. 

Event Information:

This event is hosted by the New York Botanical Garden. More information on RSVP available on the event webpage.