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Tanner Humanities Center and The King's English Bookshop host Anthony Doerr, Celebrate Release of New Novel, "Cloud Cuckoo Land"

Anthony Doerr was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of the story collections The Shell Collector and Memory Wall, the memoir Four Seasons in Rome, and the novels About Grace and All the Light We Cannot See, which was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. His newest novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, was published on September 28, 2021.

September 29, 2021 - In partnership with the King's English Book Shop, the Tanner Humanities Center was honored to host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr, as part of the Center's Author Meets Readers series. Doerr’s newest work, Cloud Cuckoo Land, dedicated to “the librarians then, now, and in the years to come,” is a brilliant tale spanning centuries that speaks to the vitality of books and stories for humankind.

Doerr’s talk was humorous, exciting, and inspiring. He spoke about his outlook on life and writing methods and shared excerpts from Cloud Cuckoo Land. “We are just one link, we are just one little filament of a web,” said Doerr as he captivated the crowd in the packed room of the Alumni House.

While so much change and uncertainty populates our planet, Anthony Doerr shows us the light that remains. Humanity has been through so much, “and yet, the human species persists." 

Sponsored by: College of Humanities, O.C. Tanner, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Utah Humanities, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Program

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Last Updated: 10/11/21