A new novel from Anthony Doerr, the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning All the Light We Cannot See, is coming later this year.
Simon and Schuster imprint Scribner will publish Cloud Cuckoo Land, Doerr’s third novel, this fall, the publisher said in a news release.
“Cloud Cuckoo Land follows three storylines: Anna and Omeir, on opposite sides of the formidable city wall during the 1453 siege of Constantinople; teenage idealist Seymour and gentle octogenarian Zeno, in an attack on a public library in present day Idaho; and Konstance, on an interstellar ship bound for a distant exoplanet, decades from now,” the publisher said.
Doerr’s 2014 novel All the Light We Cannot See, about two children in France during World War II, was a critical and commercial success, winning the Pulitzer Prize and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The book is being adapted into a limited series by Netflix.
Doerr said he was “thrilled” to continue working with Scribner.
“The world we’re handing our kids brims with challenges: climate instability, pandemics, disinformation,” he said. “I wanted this novel to reflect those anxieties, but also offer meaningful hope, so I tried to create a tapestry of times and places that reflects our vast interconnectedness.”
Cloud Cuckoo Land is slated for publication on Sept. 28.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.