Here I’ll attach two recent interviews with Richard Powers in a PDF format that makes them easy to print out and read with pen in hand, which always enlivens the experience for me:
1] Everett. Hamner, “Here’s to Unsuicide: An Interview with Richard Powers,” Los Angeles Review of Books (7 April 2018). at http://lareviewofbooks.org/article/heres-to-unsuicide-an-interview-with-richard-powers .
Powers Overstory LARB 7 April 2018 [Printable PDF]
2] Nick Hunt, “Older than Writing: A Conversation with Richard Powers,” Dark Mountain 15 (Spring 2019), at https://dark-mountain.net/older-than-writing .
Richard Powers Dark Mountain Interview 7MAY19 [Printable PDF]
As he tells in these interviews, Powers’ research adventure that became The Overstory begins with his escape from Silicon Valley into the Santa Cruz Mountains and an encounter with an old growth redwood that converted him into a new awareness of the more-than-human world the sustains our own species being.
You may also enjoy Shakespeare and Company Bookshop interview with Richard Powers by an excellent (and anonymous, so far as I can tell) interlocutor on YouTube (1 October 2018):