1. “2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music.” Today, the New York Times offers short profiles on all the winners, including (below) Anthony Doerr for All the Light We Cannot See.
“Mr. Doerr’s intricately plotted novel takes place in France and Germany during World War II, and centers on two young characters whose lives converge: a blind girl, Marie-Laure, who flees Paris and joins the resistance movement; and a German orphan, Werner, who attends a Hitler Youth academy. Mr. Doerr spent a decade researching and writing the novel, which was also a finalist for the National Book Award and became a major best-seller, with 1.6 million copies in circulation. ’The research was so harrowing,” said Mr. Doerr, 41, who lives in Boise, Idaho. ’I thought I would never finish the book, and then I did and now a lot of people are reading it, and it’s so weird.’”