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Kim Powers is the author of the novel Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story as well as the critically acclaimed memoir The History of Swimming, which was both a Barnes & Noble "Discover" Selection and a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Memoir of the Year. He also wrote the screenplay for the festival-favorite indie film "Finding North." In 2007, he was selected as one of the "Out 100"—Out Magazine's top 100 most influential members of the LGBTQ community in the country.
Powers is currently the Editorial Producer/Senior Writer for ABC's 20/20, and has written for numerous ABC shows including What Would You Do? with John Quinones, and primetime specials with Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Robin Roberts and Katie Couric. He won both Emmy and Peabody Awards for his 9/11 reporting for Good Morning America, and for the past two years has received the Edward R. Murrow Award with ABC News for Overall Excellence.
A native Texan, he graduated from Austin College, where he was just named a Distinguished Alumni, and also received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, where he was managing editor of Theater Magazine. He lives in New York City and Asbury Park, NJ, and is married to Tony-winning costume designer Jess Goldstein.
That's the official version. For everything that came before all that? Just read The History of Swimming.
Happy to share this article
about how I met my husband, many years ago. I preferred my title: "Driving Mr. Goldstein"!
With Austin College President Dr. Marjorie Hass