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All the Light We Cannot See Tops Dymocks 101 List




HarperCollinsPublishers Australia is delighted that Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See, has taken out the number one spot in the Dymocks Top 101.

Announced this morning, the Dymocks Top 101 is voted for by Dymocks Booklovers and was decided after two rounds and over 140,000 votes.

All the Light We Cannot See cemented its place as a modern classic after winning the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The novel was also a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award.

Doerr said that he thinks readers are drawn to his WW2 tale because it resonates in our ‘time of overabundance’ and that we are ‘compelled by stories that remind us of our blessings, that remind us that, not that long ago whole countries were struggling to feed their populations.’

HarperCollins Australia CEO James Kellow said, ‘All the Light We Cannot See is that rare, rare thing – a book that crosses over boundaries, audience and language to appeal to readers of all kinds thanks to its incredible characters, the epic backdrop of WWII and a relationship with which we can all identify. We’re delighted to know it has claimed the hearts of so many readers in Australia.’

HarperCollins also congratulates its other authors and their magnificent titles that made the Top 101; The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (25), Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes (32), The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (34), The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (35), A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin (40), Sully by Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III & Jeffrey Zaslow (53), Talking to my Country by Stan Grant (68), Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (71), The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (78), Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler (ABC Books, 88) and Magician by Raymond E. Feist (92).

The full Dymocks Top 101 list for 2017 is available in stores, or online


 All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

ISBN: 9780007548699

BPB, RRP: $19.99


For further information, please contact:

Nicola Woods, Campaign Manager, International Publishing

HarperCollinsPublishers Australia



Notes to Editors about All the Light We Cannot See

First published on 22/04/2014

It has been reprinted in Australia 39 times

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Awarded the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Shortlisted for the National Book Award 2014

Chosen in the Best Books of 2014 lists of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, GoodReads, Amazon, Apple, Avid Reader, Kirkus, The Telegraph, Slate, PopSugar, LibraryJournal and Washington Post

Film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox


March 29, 2017


All the Light We Cannot See Tops Dymocks 101 List


Nicola Woods, Campaign Manager, International Publishing

0434 602 622

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