American novelist Richard Powers won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction with The Echo Maker, a psychological thriller that centres on a man with a rare brain disorder. Powers has explored the effects of modern science and technology in his fiction, including photography, molecular genetics and artificial intelligence. He talks with broadcaster Kim Hill.
Where: The Auditorium at the National Library of New Zealand, cnr Aitken and Molesworth Streets, Thorndon.
Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters in partnership with the National Library of New Zealand.
The events are open to the public and free of charge.