Pulitzer Prize

It’s May 1943. The Battle of Attu between American and Japanese forces was raging on the Aleutian island, with an Arctic cold, impenetrable fog, and rocketing winds that combined to create some of the worst weather on Earth. In this unlikely place, a Silver Star-winning American sergeant discovers a Japanese surgeon’s war diary, and finds solace for his own tortured soul.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Anthony Doerr says winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction will simultaneously add and relieve pressure on his creative process.

The Idaho resident won the Pulitzer this week for his novel “All The Light We Cannot See.”

Boise's Anthony Doerr Wins Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

Apr 20, 2015
Isabelle Selby

Boise writer Anthony Doerr has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the most prestigious award given exclusively to American authors.