The American author Richard Powers reached a large audience with his novel The Overstory. In it, trees talk. This book has been his most successful to date, although its message isn’t very hopeful, as Powers explains in this article in NRC: “People who read this novel feel that hope is excluded. And why would you want to offer hope? We live in a sick country.” Click here to listen to the registration of our recent event with Richard Powers to find out what The Overstory is all about.