Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See. He is also the author of two story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won four O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s 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.

Books by this Author

About Grace
All the Light We Cannot See
Memory Wall
The Shell Collector
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'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr

From Anthony Doerr, the beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Ten years in the writing, 'All the Light We Cannot See' is a magnificent novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Pay attention.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Sayulita, Mexico. No, Turks and Caicos. No, the Natural History Museum in Paris. No...

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Cooking

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Hunting huckleberries in the rain with my family.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Running out of curiosity.

Author Voices

August 04, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of the launch of Memory Wall over the past few weeks! I deeply appreciate all the warm emails.

July 25, 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out to the readings in New York! I deeply appreciate the support. As Katherine Anne Porter wrote at the end of the introduction to her Collected Stories, "Go Little Book..."

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