Two Boise-based artists received accolades for their works in 2014.
Writer Tony Doerr made just about every best of, Top 10 and other literary list this year for his remarkable novel “All the Light We Cannot See”, which became the No. 1 best-selling book of the year through hardback and digital sales. It has hit more than 20 best-of lists and became a finalist for the National Book Award. It’s in its 25th edition in hardback and has sold close to 1 million copies, according to The New York Times.
Who knew a writer could make the story of the development of radio so compelling? His characters are unconventional. He brings a humanity to the story of a young boy who grows up to become a Nazi soldier in World War II and explores the world through the life of a young blind girl who “sees” more than most.
However you feel about the ending of the Trey McIntyre Project as a Boise-based dance company, you have to admit TMP gave Boise one great ride for six creative years, wrapping up with one of the most energetic and stunning performances I’ve seen — McIntyre’s “Mercury Half-life,” a rock ballet to the music of Freddy Mercury and Queen.
On its farewell tour, the company landed on several Best of Dance lists, including The New York Times and Boston Globe. McIntyre continues to choreograph as a freelance artist and is editing his documentary about his company.