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4/22/15

Culture - Novel set in occupied France wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

American author Anthony Doerr was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction on Monday for his novel “All the Light We Cannot See”, which is set in German-occupied France during World War II. Doerr happened to be in Paris, where part of the book is set, when he learned about the award.

 “I’m here, to find this out – it’s crazy,” he told the Wall Street Journal.
The Pulitzer jury praised Doerr’s book 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”.

In “All the Light We Cannot See”, Doerr beautifully intertwines the stories of Marie-Laure LeBlanc, a young, blind French girl, and Werner Pfenning, a gifted orphan who is conscripted into the German army during World War II.

Read more: Culture - Novel set in occupied France wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - France 24

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