‘All the Light We Cannot See’ Series Coming to Netflix

Book Brief | Aug 2023

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See tells the story of the extraordinary power of human connection.

Over the course of a decade, this limited series interweaves the lives of Marie-Laure Leblanc, a blind French girl taking refuge with her uncle during World War II, and Werner Pfennig, an brilliant German teenager with an expertise in radio repair. Through a shared secret connection, they find faith in humanity and the possibility of hope.

From Director Shawn Levy, All the Light We Cannot See stars Louis Hofmann, Lars Eidinger, Marion Bailey, with Hugh Laurie and Mark Ruffalo. And introducing newcomer Aria Mia Loberti.

Coming to Netflix, November 2nd, 2023.



Read an interview with Anthony Doerr about Cloud Cuckoo Land


Anthony Doerr was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is the author of the story collections the novels About Grace, All the Light We Cannot See, which was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Cloud Cuckoo Land, which was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award, a finalist for Novel of the Year in the British Book Awards, and winner of the Grand prix de littérature américaine in France.

Doerr’s short stories and essays have won five O. Henry Prizes. His work has been translated into over forty different languages.

They have won the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, an Alex Award from the American Library Association, the National Magazine Award for Fiction, four Pushcart Prizes,

He has also won three Pacific Northwest Book Awards, five Ohioana Book Awards, the 2010 Story Prize,  and the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

All the Light We Cannot See was a #1 New York Times bestseller, remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for over 200 weeks.

Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho. Though he is often asked, as far as he knows he is not related to the late writer Harriet Doerr.

Visit Anthony Doerr’s website


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