Boise writers Doerr and Udall honored by independent booksellers

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association chose Boise’s Tony Doerr and Brady Udall for two of the four 2011 Pacific Northwest Book Awards. Doerr was recognized for his “Memory Wall” (Scribner), a collection of disparate short stories that share the theme of memory, and Udall for his “The Lonely Polygamist,” a seriocomic novel about the head of a polygamist sect in Utah. Independent booksellers in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Montana voted on the awards.

Both writers also were chosen by Amazon book editors as two of the top 10 books of 2010; Doerr's made the New York Times' list of 100 notable books for 2010.

Check out the story in the Seattle Times