Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everthing is Illuminate, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and the non-fiction book Eating Animals. 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, Tree of Codes was published in 2010. Born in Washington, DC, Foer now lives in Brooklyn.