Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everthing is Illuminated and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. His fiction has won numerous awards, include the Guardian First Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and the Victoria & Albert Museum Illustration Award. In an online poll, Everything is Illuminated was recently voted ‘Best Work of Jewish Fiction for a Decade’. His most recent book, Eating Animals was published in 2009. Born in Washington, DC, Foer now lives in Brooklyn.