Anthony Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho. He is the recipient of the Rome Prize, the Discover Prize, and four O. Henry Awards. He is the author of both fiction (The Shell Collector: Stories) and nonfiction(Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World). His most recent novels are About Grace (2004) and All the Light We Cannot See (2014) which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Doerr has also won such prestigious awards as the 2010 Story Prize and Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.
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