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Anthony Doerr    

Fiction Writer, Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction & Best Historical Fiction for His Novel, "All the Light We Cannot See," in the GoodReads Choice Awards of 2014

Anthony Doerr was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of the short story collections "The Shell Collector" and "Memory Wall," the memoir "Four Seasons in Rome," and the novels "About Grace" and "All the Light We Cannot See," which is currently a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Doerr’s fiction has won four O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. He has won the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for Fiction, three Pushcart Prizes, the Pacific Northwest Book Award, three Ohioana Book Awards, the 2010 Story Prize, which is considered the most prestigious prize in the U.S. for a collection of short stories, and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, which is the largest prize in the world for a single short story. In 2007, the British literary magazine Granta placed Doerr on its list of 21 Best Young American novelists.

His latest novel, "All the Lights We Cannot See," won best historical fiction in the GoodReads Choice Awards of 2014.

Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two sons. Though he is often asked, as far as he knows he is not related to the late writer Harriet Doerr.


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How the Story Comes Together: Anthony Doerr

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Anthony Doerr tries to capture 'All the Light We Cannot See' in his ...

As the numbers of those who lived through the war dwindles, Anthony Doer's new novel, "All the Light We Cannot See" (Scribner, 544 pp., $27), bears deeply ...

Anthony Doerr on His Pulitzer Prize Win for 'All the Light We Cannot ...

Anthony Doerr was eating ice cream in Paris with his son when he learned his novel, “All the Light We Cannot See,” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.

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