Richard Powers: The Waterstones Interview

‘This book is about taking the non-human seriously. It’s about realising that we are not alone on this earth and the rest of creation is not there simply to be a resource to us.’ Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018, The Overstory by Richard Powers is an intricate novel about and indeed structured very much like a tree. We decided to sit beneath the canopy of one to discuss why a closer appreciation of trees might just change your life for the better. Contains a stiff breeze at times!