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Anthony Doerr

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Anthony Doerr is the author of the story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novels All the Light We Cannot See and About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won four O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Librarys Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   About Grace (2004)
   All the Light We Cannot See (2014)
   Cloud Cuckoo Land (2021)
   The Shell Collector (2001)
   Memory Wall (2010)
Non fiction
Omnibus editions
Anthony Doerr recommends
Clear (2024)
Carys Davies
"Clear is a compact, taut and brilliant novel with an ingenious premise: one man is sent to evict another from his land, but suddenly requires the second man's aid. Everything gets more complicated from there. The book is about belonging, a dying language, secrets, and a pistol in a box. I loved every page."
Shark Heart (2023)
Emily Habeck
"Shark Heart is a fantastical, original, and beautifully-written novel of abandonment, love, and Ovidian transformation. It explores illness, caretaking, devotion, magical thinking, and loss--and of course great white sharks--in ways that are funny, sad, and surprising. Every page bursts with heart."
Lone Women (2023)
Victor LaValle
"If the literary gods mixed together Haruki Murakami and Ralph Ellison, the result would be Victor LaValle."

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Anthologies containing stories by Anthony Doerr
The Best Short Stories 2021 (2021)
(O. Henry Prize Stories)
edited by
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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