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Anthony Doerr was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1973. Raised in nearby Novelty, Ohio, he majored in history at Bowdoin College and earned an MFA from Bowling Green State University.

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 . Doerr’s fiction has won four 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 Story Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Award, and the Ohioana Book Award three times.

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



Thanks to the Friends of the Library, Anthony Doerr will be speaking in Lake Oswego on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the auditorium of Lake Oswego High School at 7 pm.  The tickets are free.  Tickets will be available Saturday, January 17 at the Lake Oswego Library starting at 11 am.  There will be a two ticket per person limit and a Lake Oswego Library card is necessary.  Arrive early!  The Library opens at 10 am.  ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED.

The tickets will be valid until 15 minutes before the 7:00 pm presentation begins on February 11.  People without tickets will be seated then, space permitting.  Every year people without tickets have been able to be seated.