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Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Powers confronts our most urgent challenges in new novel
Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for his sweeping ecological epic The Overstory. Now, the American author is back with Bewilderment, which continues his exploration of our most pressing environmental and existential challenges. The novel is told through the decidedly more intimate lens of a widower struggling to support his young son amid an emotional maelstrom. Powers joins Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about the novel and his perspective on how we need to transform human consciousness if we hope to conquer the big problems plaguing us today.