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All the Light We Cannot See

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  The writer Anthony Doerr’s new novel All the Light We Cannot See tells the tale of a blind French girl in possession of a possibly cursed jewel, a German boy fascinated by radios, and their intersecting fates during World War II. For Doerr, it was a chance to explore the effects of war on children and his research for the book at times haunted him. He joins us Thursday to talk about his highly anticipated novel, his approach to writing, and about the profusion of miracles we encounter every day.

Anthony Doerr is the author of the short story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He's the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and the Rome Prize. His new novel is called All the Light We Cannot See[Amazon|Indiebound].On April 21 it was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It was named one of the best books of 2015 by both Amazon.com and the New York Times

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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