Literature

Inprint Live Stream Series: Anthony Doerr

Author Anthony Doerr reads from his short story, “The Deep.”

Houston Public Media and Inprint live streamed the sold-out Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series program featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr on Jan. 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cullen Theater in Wortham Center.

During the program Doerr read a new short story, “The Deep,” followed by an on-stage interview with novelist and University of Houston Honors College faculty member Robert Cremins during which Doerr discussed his work, including All the Light We Cannot See, and engaged in a brief Q&A with the audience.

Doerr’s most recent novel, the New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Award and was named a best book of 2014 by NPR, The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. The Portland Oregonian describes it as “nothing short of brilliant,” and Booklist, in a starred review, writes that “Doerr’s magnificently drawn story…masterfully and knowledgeably re-creates the deprived civilian conditions of war-torn France.” Doerr is also the author of the acclaimed story collections The Shell Collector and Memory Wall, the memoir Four Seasons in Rome, and the novel About Grace. He has received the Rome Prize, the Story Prize and was also named to Granta’s list of “21 Best Young American Novelists.”

The Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, now in its 35th season, has presented nearly 350 of the world’s leading writers in Houston, including winners of eight Nobel Prizes, 60 Pulitzer Prizes, 55 National Book Awards, 48 National Book Critics Circle Awards and 14 Man Booker Prizes, as well as 17 U.S. Poets Laureate.

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