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Richard Powers wins Pulitzer Prize

Novelist Richard Powers wins the Pulitzer Price for Fiction for his novel THE OVERSTORY.

https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/richard-powers

Richard has a PLATO connection in that he attended the University of Illinois as an undergraduate in the 1970s, and wound up using the PLATO system for several years. I spent a lot of time with him interviewing and walking around the campus back in 2003, and that resulted in an entire chapter of The Friendly Orange Glow (the chapter entitled "The Zoo") being written about and around his work and his experience on PLATO, an experience, he told me, that profoundly influenced and shaped his future writing career and the topics he chose to write about.

 

Learn more about the book:

The Friendly Orange Glow: The Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture, by Brian Dear

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