Jonathan Safran Foer Biography
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the bestseller Everything Is Illuminated
named Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and the winner of numerous
awards, including the Guardian First Book Prize, the National Jewish Book Award,
and the New York Public Library Young Lions Prize. Foer was one of Rolling
Stone's "People of the Year" and Esquire's "Best and Brightest." Foreign rights
to his new novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) have already been sold in ten countries. The film of
Is Illuminated, directed by Liev Schreiber and starring Elijah Wood, was
released in 2005. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has been optioned
for film by Scott Rudin Productions in conjunction with Warner Brothers and
Paramount Pictures. Foer lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, the author Nicole Krauss.
This biography was last updated on 04/01/2006.
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