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Readings and Conversations: Lydia Millet & Richard Powers

February 20, 2025 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lydia Millet has written more than a dozen novels and story collections. Her novel A Children’s Bible was a New York Times “Best 10 Books of 2020” selection and shortlisted for the National Book Award. In 2019 her story collection, Fight No More, received an Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her collection, Love in Infant Monkeys, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. She’s worked as an editor and staff writer at the Center for Biological Diversity since 1999. Richard Powers is the author of 14 novels, many exploring the natural world and the effects of modern science and technology. His 12th novel, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize, was a finalist for the Man Booker, and received widespread praise by the likes of Barbara Kingsolver and President Obama. A former recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, his 2006 book, The Echo Maker, won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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