Pulitzer Prizes are such attention getters, aren’t they?
I’ve been told by several friends that I need to read The Overstory, Richard Powers’s novel—the one that just won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. Well, I’ll jump on the Pulitzer bandwagon, sure.
The Atlantic writes: “The Overstory, which won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction on Monday, is as close as it gets to a founding text for Powers’s environmentalism. The novel follows nine characters—among them a Vietnam veteran, a young coding prodigy, and the last descendant of immigrant pioneers—whose close relationships with trees, lasting sometimes for generations, lead them to a deep appreciation of the world’s threatened forests.”
The interview above gives us a good conversation with this humane, beautiful writer. It’s good listening on a weekend where Passover and Easter are in the air.
PS That grand tree lives in Beaman Park in Nashville, one of the city’s wildest places.