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Alumni Writer Anthony Doerr Reads His Work

Posted by bgsuenglish on March 23, 2009

adoerrMFA Creative Writing Alumnus Anthony Doerr will read from his work at Prout Chapel, on Thursday March 26th.

Tony is the author of three books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, and Four Seasons in Rome. His short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. He has won the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Ohioana Book Award twice. His books have been a New York Times Notable Book, an American Library Association Book of the Year, a ‘Book of the Year’ in the Washington Post, and a finalist for the PEN USA fiction award. In 2007, the British literary magazine Granta placed Tony on its list of 21 Best Young American novelists. His book reviews have appeared in the New York Times and Der Spiegel, and he writes a regular column on science books for the Boston Globe. He currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College. He is currently the Writer-in-Residence for the State of Idaho.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m.

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