Author Anthony Doerr will give a public reading that celebrates the 2013-2014 Sacred Arts Festival theme, "Wonder."
O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium (Building #5 on campus map)
Anthony Doerr is the author of two short story collections (The Shell Collector and the New York Times bestseller, Memory Wall), the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. His highly anticipated second novel, All The Light We Cannot See, is scheduled for a May release.
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 New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for Fiction, three Pushcart Prizes, the Pacific Northwest Book Award, 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 London Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for his short story "The Deep," which is the largest prize (£30,000) in the world for a single short story. His books have twice been a New York Times Notable Book, an American Library Association Book of the Year, and made lots of other year end “Best Of” lists. In 2007, the British literary magazine Granta placed Doerr on its list of 21 Best Young American novelists.
This event is co-sponsored by the St. Thomas Sacred Arts Festival and the Department of English. More information about the Sacred Arts Festival and events related to its theme "wonder" can be found on its website.