All the Light We Cannot See Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


All the Light We Cannot See tells the story of Marie, a French girl who goes blind at the age of six, and who flees with her father to Saint-Malo when the Germans occupy Paris during World War II. Her story becomes entwined with that of German orphan Werner, whose genius with radios makes him an expert tracker of the Resistance, and who ends up, too, in Saint-Malo.

Doerr took ten years to write this book, and it gained great critical acclaim and commercial success since it was published in May. It was named one of the best 10 books of the year by the New York Times, and was shortlisted for the National Book Award.

Congratulations of your success, Mr. Doerr!