June 17, 2010

Good Summer Reading 2010

Award-winning author Anthony Doerr joins host Marcia Franklin for her annual "Good Summer Reading" show this week.

The Boise-based writer has a new book of short stories that will be released in July entitled Memory Wall. Doerr, who is just finishing a two-year appointment as Idaho's Writer-in-Residence, will talk about his book, as well as recommend good summer reading.

Doerr is author of a collection of short stories, The Shell Collector; a novel, About Grace; and a memoir, Four Seasons in Rome. He recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a past recipient of an NEA Fellowship and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He writes a regular column on science books for the Boston Globe.