Anthony Doerr Wins Pulitzer Prize for All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction today for his best-selling historical novel All the Light We Cannot See. The novel, which was the break-away literary fiction novel of last year, was cited by the Pulitzer Prize as “an imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.” Doerr will be awarded $10,000.

The three finalists in fiction were Let Me Be Frank with You by Richard Ford, The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami, and Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates.

The award for Poetry went to Digest by Gregory Pardlo and the award for General Nonfiction went to The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. The full list of awards can be seen here.

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