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Kevin Powers

USA flag (b.1980)

Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond, VA. In 2004 and 2005 he served with the U.S. Army in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq. He studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University after his honorable discharge and received an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
   The Yellow Birds (2012)
   A Shout in the Ruins (2018)
   A Line in the Sand (2023)
Kevin Powers recommends
The House is on Fire (2023)
Rachel Beanland
"The House is on Fire is a marvel. It has everything I want from historical fiction. It makes the past as urgent for its readers as it would have been for its characters. Beginning with one tragic mistake, the raising of a chandelier, Beanland expertly leads her readers through a spellbinding story of early America in all its complexity and contradiction."
The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land (2022)
Omer Friedlander
"Beautifully written . . . an exceptionally thoughtful writer."
Grimoire (2020)
Robin Robertson
"Few writers so expertly pull the curtains back on the many collective fictions, both ancient and new, that constitute our understanding of the world."

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National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : The Yellow Birds

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