The Pulitzer Prize at ESA

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 6.10.08 AMCongratulations to Anthony Doer and All the Light We Cannot See…  the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The ESA Library is the proud owner of not one, but two, copies of this wonderful novel.  One of them is currently available.  Pop in and check it out.

  • “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.” —The Pulitzer Board
  • “Hauntingly beautiful.” —The New York Times
  • “Stupendous…a beautiful, daring, heartbreaking, oddly joyous novel.” —The Seattle Times
  • “Gorgeous…moves with the pace of a thriller.” —San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Incandescent…a luminous work of strife and transcendence.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “Enthrallingly told, beautifully written.” —The Washington Post
  • “Anthony Doerr takes language beyond mortal limits.” —Vanity Fair

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 6.19.32 AMIf you’re looking for another “winner” – literally – then do also check out Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North, this year’s winner of the Booker Prize…  also set against the backdrop of WW2.

  • I’ve just finished reading it – loved it by the way – and am looking forward to seeing the author next Monday at Harbourfront as part of the ongoing International Festival of Authors weekly events.
  • Tickets for that are available here.