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Anthony Doerr is the author of five books, The Shell Collector , About Grace , Memory Wall , Four Seasons in Rome and All the Light We Cannot See . His new novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land , will be published in September, 2021. Doerr’s fiction has won five O. Henry Prizes and won a number of prizes including the Pulitzer Prize and the Carnegie Medal. Become a fan on Facebook and stay up-to-date on his latest publications. ...more

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item5.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal.baffin-bay-ice-berg-canadaMy essay about narwhal, icebergs, and “luxury” travel in the High Canadian Arctic appears in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler. A few of my photographs are featured as well!

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All the Light We Cannot See

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The Shell Collector

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About Grace

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The Hunter's Wife

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Cloud Cuckoo Land

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The Snake Handler

3.71 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2011
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The Deep

4.26 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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message 8: by Jacob

Jacob Congrats on the Pulitzer, Anthony! You and Marilynne Robinson can start an exclusive club now.


Anthony Thanks for the kind words, Anne.
And thanks for the friendship here, David. I've only published one novel--About Grace, so if you want long-form narrative, that's your best bet. Both The Shell Collector and Memory Wall are collections of short stories. And Four Seasons in Rome is a memoir about living in Rome for a year with newborn twins. More about info about each book is here: http://www.anthonydoerr.com/books/
Thanks much for being a reader!
Yours, Anthony


message 6: by Anne

Anne Sumner In regard to David's post: My two favorite books of Anthony's are: The Shell Collectors, and The Memory Wall.
These are two of the best books that I have EVER had the privilege to read.
I highly recommend both!
Anne


message 5: by Anne

Anne Sumner David wrote: "Dear Anthony,
Thanks for the add.
For starters I'd like to add your best novel to my reading list: which one is it?
Where is the best place to start reading your work?
Please advise.
Cordially,
David"


David wrote: "Dear Anthony,
Thanks for the add.
For starters I'd like to add your best novel to my reading list: which one is it?
Where is the best place to start reading your work?
Please advise.
Cordially,
David"



message 4: by David

David Lentz Dear Anthony,
Thanks for the add.
For starters I'd like to add your best novel to my reading list: which one is it?
Where is the best place to start reading your work?
Please advise.
Cordially,
David


message 3: by Jacob (last edited Oct 24, 2011 07:00AM)

Jacob Congrats on making the Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011!


Anthony Thanks for the nice note, Tara! And for the nice review on Goodreads. Hope your work is going swell. And happy new year. -Tony


message 1: by Tara

Tara Congrats on being finalist in the Story Prize! Fingers crossed for you. Told you it would win some prizes :-).


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