J. F. Powers died in 1999 at the age of eighty-one. His two novels and a collected volume of his short stories are available as NYRB Classics. Katherine A. Powers is a book columnist and reviews books widely.
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A wry, moving collection of letters from the late J. F. Powers, “a comic writer of genius” (Mary Gordon)
Best known for his 1963 National Book Award–winning...