Doerr, Harriet

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Birth 1910-04-08
Death 2002-11-24
Americans
English

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American writer.

From the description of Harriet Doerr papers, 1976-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866667

Biography

Harriet Doerr was born in Pasadena, California, in 1910. She has lived much of her life in Mexico and now resides in her hometown. Educated at Smith College and Stanford University in the late 1920s, she returned to Stanford in 1977 to earn a bachelor's degree and do graduate work in fiction writing. With the help of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford, she wrote her first novel, Stones for Ibarra, which is set in Mexico. This book won numerous awards, among them the National Book Award for a First Work of Fiction, and has also been adapted as a film for television. She has published short stories in periodicals such as The New York Times and Atlantic. One such story, "Edie: A Life," appeared in the O. Henry Awards Prize Stories and Best American Short Stories. Harriet Doerr has also published three more books, Consider This, Señora, another novel set in Mexico, and Under an Aztec Sun and The Tiger in the Grass, two collections of short stories.

From the guide to the Harriet Doerr Papers, 1976-1996, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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