Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr

Doerr in 2009
Born 1973 (age 4243)
Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Alma mater Bowdoin College (B.A.)
Bowling Green State University (M.F.A.)
Children 2

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, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Early life and education

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio,[1] 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.[2]


Doerr's first published book was a collection of short stories called The Shell Collector (2002). Many of the stories 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 first novel, About Grace, was released in 2004. Doerr then wrote a memoir, Four Seasons in Rome, which was published in 2007.

Doerr's second novel, All the Light We Cannot See, set in occupied France during World War II, was published in 2014. It received significant critical acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.[3] The book was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the newspaper as a notable book of 2014.[4] It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015. It was runner-up for the 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction [5] and won the 2015 Ohioana Library Association Book Award for Fiction.[6]

Doerr also writes a column on science books for the Boston Globe and is a contributor to The Morning News, an online magazine.

From 2007 to 2010, he was the writer-in-residence for the state of Idaho.[7][8]

Personal life

Doerr is married, has twin sons and lives in Boise, Idaho.



Short story collections




External links

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