The Hallie Ford Chair Literary Series at Willamette University presents fiction writer Anthony Doerr, Monday, March 5 in the Hatfield room at 7:30 p.m. Winner of The Story Prize, the country’s most prestigious award for a collection of short fiction, Anthony Doerr is the author of four books, including the memoir Four Seasons in Rome, the novel About Grace, and the story collection The Shell Collector.
His most recent book, Memory Wall, a second volume of stories, was named a best book of the year by the New York Times, the Boston Gobe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Amazon.com. Doerr’s 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, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, the Pacific Northwest Book Award, two Ohioana Book Awards, and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. He teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.