Anthony Doerr has won four O. Henry Prizes, three Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. His novel, All the Light We Cannot See, is the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction and a National Book Award finalist. The New Yorker described it as “. . . a meditation on fate, free will, and the way that, in wartime, small choices can have vast consequences.” Jim Shepard’s The Book of Aron, also set during World War II, tells the story of a young boy whose family has been driven into the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Aron joins a group of children risking their lives to keep people alive by smuggling and trading commodities.
This event has been moved to First United Methodist Church (1928 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201). All Public, DMA Partner, or Student tickets purchased will be honored at the door. If you purchased a simulcast ticket, please call the Arts & Letters Live office (214)922-1818 to purchase an upgraded ticket.