Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer is an American novelist best-known for Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. After graduating from Princeton University, Foer travelled to the Ukraine where his academic thesis metamorphosed in 2001 into a post-modern novel called Everything is Illuminated, which featured the author’s attempt to reunite his grandfather with Augustine, a Ukrainian woman who saved his life during a wartime Nazi massacre. Everything is Illuminated attracted awards and acclaim and two more novels, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Here I Am, followed in 2005 and 2016 respectively. 2010 saw the release of Tree of Codes, which Foer termed ‘a sculptural object,’ created by excising the bulk of the text from Bruno Schulz’s book The Street of Crocodiles. A long term vegetarian, Foer has also written a book about meat production called Eating Animals and his second work of non-fiction, We are the Weather, will be published in October 2019.
Foer’s concern about the processes of meat production informed 2009’s engaging Eating Animals. Now he turns his attention to the effect of animal slaughter on the environment in this urgent rallying cry to make vital changes to our collective diet. Written with Foer’s customary erudition and literary style, We are the Weather is an elegantly argued case for modifying meals the world over.