All the Light We Cannot See
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.