|Alma mater||Bowdoin College (B.A.)
Bowling Green State University (M.F.A.)
Anthony Doerr (born 1973) is an American author of novels and short stories. He gained widespread recognition for his 2014 novel All the Light We Cannot See.
Early Life and education
Raised in Novelty, Ohio, Doerr attended the nearby University School, where he graduated in 1991. He then majored in history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he graduated in 1995, and earned an MFA from Bowling Green State University.
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).
His novel, All the Light We Cannot See, was published in 2014. It received critical acclaim, was a New York Times bestseller, and was named by the New York Times as one of its best books of 2014. It was also a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.
Short story collections
- Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World (2007) ISBN 978-1-4165-4001-4
- "The Shell Collector", The Best American Short Stories 2003, Editors Walter Mosley, Katrina Kenison, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003, ISBN 978-0-618-19733-0
- "Village 113", The O. Henry prize stories, Volume 2008, Editor Laura Furman, Random House, Inc., 2008, ISBN 978-0-307-28034-3
- The PEN/O. Henry prize stories, Volume 2009, Editor Laura Furman, Anchor Books, 2009, ISBN 9780307280350
- "The Caretaker", The Anchor book of new American short stories, Editor Ben Marcus, Anchor Books, 2004, ISBN 978-1-4000-3482-6
- Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, for The Shell Collector
- Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy in Rome
- Ohioana Book Award
- 2003: New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, winner, The Shell Collector
- 2010: Guggenheim Fellowship
- 2011: The Story Prize, winner, Memory Wall
- 2011: Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, winner, 'The Deep'
- 2014: finalist for National Book Award for Fiction
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- "Anthony Doerr Is A Recognized (And Slightly Wealthier) Fellow". Boise Weekly.
- "The Shell Collector".
- "Four Seasons in Rome".
- Staff writer (April 8, 2011). "Anthony Doerr wins Short Story award". BBC News. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- Staff writer (April 9, 2011). "A heartwarming win for a heartbreaking tale". The Sunday Times. Retrieved January 22, 2013.