Anthony Doerr Profile and Books

Anthony Doerr was born in 1973 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, then returned to Ohio for and MFA at Bowling Green State Universiry.

Doerr has lived and worked in Africa and New Zealand.

Apart from his novels and short stories, Doerr writes a column on science for the Boston Globe, and was writer in residence for the state of Idaho for several years.

He has received a number of literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his amazingly beautiful novel ‘All The Light We Cannot See’.

Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and twin sons.



Short story collections

  • The Shell Collector (2002)
  • Memory Wall (2010)


  • Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World (2007)

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