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The 2015/2016 season launches continues with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr. He the author of the story collections The Shell Collector (2002) and Memory Wall (2010), the memoir Four Seasons in Rome (2007), and the novels About Grace (2004) and the number one New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See (2014), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015 and was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. 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, andThe Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. He has won the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize; the Rome Prize; the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship; an NEA Fellowship; the National Magazine Award for Fiction; three Pushcart Prizes; two Pacific Northwest Book Awards; three Ohioana Book Awards; the 2010 Story Prize, which is considered the most prestigious prize in the U.S. for a collection of short stories; and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, which is the largest prize in the world for a single short story. In 2007, the British literary magazine Granta placed Doerr on its list of 21 Best Young American Novelists.
The series also features staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Paris to the Moon Adam Gopnik, Jamaican-born poet and playwright Claudia Rankine, and Pakistani-born writer Mohsin Hamid. Click here for more information on the current season.