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Boise author Doerr wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction


Idaho author Anthony Doerr's novel "All the Light We Cannot See" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The Pulitzer judges cited Doerr’s “imaginative and intricate novel” set during World War II. The 41-year-old Boise author told the Associated Press, "Obviously, it's wonderful," adding that he was enjoying ice cream with his family when his editor called to share the news.

The Pulitzer Prize for fiction carries a $10,000 cash prize, and is given for "for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life." Doerr said he was especially surprised by his win, given the novel’s subject matter. You can read a full report here from AP national write Hillel Italie in New York.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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