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Kim Powers


Kim Powers

Kim Powers is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The History of Swimming, which was both a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” Selection as well as a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Memoir of the Year. Diane Sawyer called it “a riveting memoir: sensitive, wise and unsparing.” The New York Times Book Review called it “raw and engrossing.” Powers also wrote the just-released novel Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story, which Entertainment Weekly just reviewed as “welcome,” “offbeat,” and “intriguing.” Because of the accomplishment of the two books, Powers has just been selected as one of the “Out 100” – Out Magazine’s top 100 most influential gays or lesbians in the country.

Powers is currently a Writer/Producer at ABC’s "Primetime Live", and won both Emmy and Peabody Awards for his 9/11 coverage for "Good Morning America". A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he also wrote the screenplay for the festival-favorite indie film “Finding North,” which plays frequently on the Sundance Channel and is available on DVD. He was also a staff writer for the AMC series “The Lot,” and a producer and development executive for the multi-Emmy winning PBS program “Great Performances.” A native Texan, he currently lives in New York City and Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Kim Powers

Books by Kim Powers

by Kim Powers

Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story imagines the final years of Truman Capote and Harper Lee, and the mysterious falling out between two of the twentieth century’s most celebrated authors.