Author(s): Richard Powers
In a laboratory in the US, researchers race to complete the Cavern, a blank white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or even a cathedral. In a city in the Middle East, an American is held hostage, chained to a radiator in an empty white room. What links two such remote places?
Richard Powers is a recipient of a MacArthur award (commonly referred to as 'genius grants'). His latest novel, Galatea 2.2, was nominated for the US National Book Critics Circle Award.