Anthony Doerr

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Anthony Doerr
Born 1973
Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation novelist
Nationality American

Anthony Doerr (born 1973) is an American fiction writer, known for his novels and short stories. He gained widespread recognition for his 2014 novel All the Light We Cannot See.

Life and career[edit]

Raised in Novelty, Ohio,[1] he majored in history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he graduated in 1995, and earned an MFA from Bowling Green State University.[2]

Many of the stories in Shell Collector (2002), take place in Africa and New Zealand, where he has worked and lived. He wrote another book of short stories called Memory Wall (2010); the story "The River Nemunas" from this book was published by the mobile app Storyville.

In a 2004 online interview for the Washington Post, Doerr mentioned that his next work may involve occupied France during World War II and their subversive use of radios against the Nazis. The struggles in writing this book are documented in his newest book, a non-fiction memoir entitled Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World. This book was published by Scribner in the US in 2007 and by Fourth Estate in the UK in 2008.[3]

His next novel, All the Light We Cannot See, was published by Scribner in May 2014. It received critical acclaim and was a New York Times bestseller.

He also writes a column on science books for the Boston Globe and is a contributor to The Morning News.

Doerr is married with twin sons and lives in Boise, Idaho. From 2007–2010 he was considered the 'writer-in-residence' for the state of Idaho.[4][5]





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