Marcia Franklin talks with Idaho author Anthony Doerr about his bestselling novel, “All the Light We Cannot See,” which took ten years to research and write. The book debuted at #10 on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list and received glowing reviews around the country. It also won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015 shortly after this interview.
Franklin talks with Doerr, who lives in Boise, about his novel, which depicts the lives of two European children in World War II, children whose lives ultimately intersect in war-torn Saint Malo, France. The town was nearly destroyed by Allied forces at the end of the war.
Doerr discusses the book’s themes, which include the power of radio during that time period, and the moral choices faced by civilians during wartime. Doerr also talks about what kept him motivated during the decade-long writing process.
Originally aired: 07/10/14