• Where—Cleveland, Ohio, USA
• Education—B.A., Bowdoin College; M.F.A., Bowling Green State University
• Awards—Pulitzer Prize; Story Award; Rome Prize from American Academy of Arts & Letters
Guggenheim Fellowship; Young Lions Award from NY Public Library
• Currently—lives in Boise, Idaho
Anthony Doerr is an American fiction writer. Born and raised in Ohio, he attended Bowdoin College, where he majored in history. He later earned an MFA from Bowling Green State University.
Many of the stories in his 2002 Shell Collector, take place in Africa and New Zealand, where he has worked and lived. In a 2004 online interview for the Washington Post, Doerr mentioned that his next work would 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 2007 book, a non-fiction memoir entitled Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World. His next novel, All the Light We Cannot See, came out in 2014.
Doerr 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 Writer-in-Residence for the state of Idaho. (Adapted from Wikipedia. Retrieved 4/15/2014.)
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