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Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See can add another sticker to its cover: The World War II novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. Doerr beat out Richard Ford’s Let Me Be Frank With You, Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account, and Joyce Carol Oates’s Lovely, Dark, Deep. The winners in the other “Letters and Drama” category are as follows:

Drama: Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis
History: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, by Elizabeth A. Fenn
Biography: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe, by David I. Kertzer
Poetry: Digest, by Gregory Pardlo
General Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Music: Anthracite Fields, by Julia Wolfe

Anthony Doerr’s All the Light Wins Pulitzer