FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pulitzer Prize Winner and 2015 Everybody Reads Author Anthony Doerr Comes to the Palouse

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Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 14:53




Date: 8/28/15


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Event/Date: Pulitzer prize winner and 2015 Everybody Reads author Anthony Doerr comes to the Palouse


“Everybody Reads” announces the selection of Pulitzer Prize winning author Anthony Doerr and his bestselling novel All the Light We Cannot See as the featured book and speaker for their 15th annual community reading program.


Neill Public Library will host Doerr for an evening presentation on Friday, November 13 at 5:30 pm.  Doerr will also appear in other venues across the Palouse and Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.


In preparation for Doerr’s visit, libraries and local bookstores have stocked up on copies of All the Light We Cannot See, encouraging residents to read in preparation for author presentations and community discussions.


All The Light We Cannot See tells the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. More than a story of War, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, that people try to be good to one another.


Another opportunity for participation is the Everybody Writes program. Residents inspired by “All the Light We Cannot See” should consider entering a work of poetry, fiction or non-fiction of 800 words or less to their local library by October 23 on the topic of “War.” Prizes include a Kindle Voyage and Amazon Gift Card. More information is available from the Everybody Reads website


For more information about these events, contact your local library or visit the Everybody Reads website. Everybody Reads sponsors include the Idaho Humanities Council, Confluence Press, Lewiston Tribune, Moscow Pullman Daily News, Whitman County Gazette, ...And Books, Too!, The Bookie of Pullman, Main Street Books of Colfax, Book People of Moscow, Clarkston Quality Inn & Suites and Sixth Street Retreat.