Anthony Doerr's life turned upside down when his novel, All the Light We Cannot See won a Pulitzer Prize in 2015. He was thrust into the global limelight with his story of two teenagers in the Second World War. The book took ten years to write and involved detailed research visits to Europe. Since that whirlwind success, Anthony Doerr's older works have been re-published to keep his huge fan base happy. In his first New Zealand interview, Anthony talks to Kathryn about the writing process, creating authentic characters as well as sheep farming near Timaru as a younger man.