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Jonathan Safran Foer

Bestselling Author of "Everything Is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

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Jonathan Safran Foer Biography

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the international bestseller, "Everything Is Illuminated," which was published when he was only 25. Hailed as the "Debut of the decade," and translated into 35 languages, it was named Book of the Year by The Los Angeles Times and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian First Book Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Prize. More than 1,500 people voted online for "Everything Is Illuminated" in the first People's Choice Award, sponsored by JBooks.com. It was named the decade's best work of Jewish fiction. A movie based on the book was released by Warner Independent in September 2005, starring Elijah Wood as Jonathan Safran Foer, Eugene Hutz as Alex, with Peter Saraf as producer and Liev Schreiber directing.

His second novel, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," went straight onto national and international bestseller lists. It received the "Literature for Life Award," the Victoria and Albert Museum Award, and the Prix des libraries du Quebec, and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC prize. "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" was also adapted for film. The movie was released in 2011 and starred Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Thomas Horn.

Named one of Rolling Stone's "People of the Year" and Esquire's "Best and Brightest," Jonathan Safran Foer has had stories published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Conjunctions. He is the editor of a bestselling anthology of writing inspired by the bird boxes of Joseph Cornell, "A Convergence of Birds." His libretto "Seven Attempted Escapes from Silence" was performed by the Berlin State Opera House in September 2005.

Over the course of 2006, Mr. Foer visited animal farms across the country -- from small, family-run organic farms, to factory farms that produce more waste than Los Angeles -- in an effort to get at the most fundamental question about food, which is not "Can this be eaten?" but "Should this be eaten?" He documented his road adventure and the ecological crisis he observed in a nonfiction book called "Eating Animals," which was an instant New York Times and international bestseller. In 2010 he was included on The New Yorker's "20 under 40" list of the best young writers in the US.

In September 2016, he released the novel "Here I Am".

Foer also serves as a board member for Farm Forward, a nonprofit organization that implements innovative strategies to promote conscientious food choices, reduce farmed animal suffering, and advance sustainable agriculture.

Speaking Topics
  • Eating Animals

    Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. The resulting book, "Eating Animals," is part memoir and part investigative report. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, it places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers." The stories of how the book came to be, and the shocking information that he learned, make for eye-opening conversation.

  • Reading Between the Lines with Jonathan Safran Foer

    Combining several formats -• book reading, audience interaction, and literary investigation -• Jonathan delights audiences with an insightful, behind the scenes analysis of his bestselling novels.

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Here I Am: A Novel

Here I Am: A Novel

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jonathan Safran Foer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jonathan Safran Foer for your next private or corporate function.
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Bestselling Author of "Everything Is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

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Jonathan Safran Foer Biography

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the international bestseller, "Everything Is Illuminated," which was published when he was only 25. Hailed as the "Debut of the decade," and translated into 35 languages, it was named Book of the Year by The Los Angeles Times and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian First Book Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Prize. More than 1,500 people voted online for "Everything Is Illuminated" in the first People's Choice Award, sponsored by JBooks.com. It was named the decade's best work of Jewish fiction. A movie based on the book was released by Warner Independent in September 2005, starring Elijah Wood as Jonathan Safran Foer, Eugene Hutz as Alex, with Peter Saraf as producer and Liev Schreiber directing.

His second novel, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," went straight onto national and international bestseller lists. It received the "Literature for Life Award," the Victoria and Albert Museum Award, and the Prix des libraries du Quebec, and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC prize. "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" was also adapted for film. The movie was released in 2011 and starred Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Thomas Horn.

Named one of Rolling Stone's "People of the Year" and Esquire's "Best and Brightest," Jonathan Safran Foer has had stories published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Conjunctions. He is the editor of a bestselling anthology of writing inspired by the bird boxes of Joseph Cornell, "A Convergence of Birds." His libretto "Seven Attempted Escapes from Silence" was performed by the Berlin State Opera House in September 2005.

Over the course of 2006, Mr. Foer visited animal farms across the country -- from small, family-run organic farms, to factory farms that produce more waste than Los Angeles -- in an effort to get at the most fundamental question about food, which is not "Can this be eaten?" but "Should this be eaten?" He documented his road adventure and the ecological crisis he observed in a nonfiction book called "Eating Animals," which was an instant New York Times and international bestseller. In 2010 he was included on The New Yorker's "20 under 40" list of the best young writers in the US.

In September 2016, he released the novel "Here I Am".

Foer also serves as a board member for Farm Forward, a nonprofit organization that implements innovative strategies to promote conscientious food choices, reduce farmed animal suffering, and advance sustainable agriculture.

Jonathan Safran Foer Speaking Topics

  • Eating Animals

    Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. The resulting book, "Eating Animals," is part memoir and part investigative report. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, it places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers." The stories of how the book came to be, and the shocking information that he learned, make for eye-opening conversation.

  • Reading Between the Lines with Jonathan Safran Foer

    Combining several formats -• book reading, audience interaction, and literary investigation -• Jonathan delights audiences with an insightful, behind the scenes analysis of his bestselling novels.

Jonathan Safran Foer Videos

  • Jonathan Safran Foer: "Here I Am: A Novel" | Talks at Google ...
  • Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer - YouTube
  • Commencement 2013 - Jonathan Safran Foer on Vimeo

Jonathan Safran Foer Books

FAQs on booking Jonathan Safran Foer

  • How to book Jonathan Safran Foer?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jonathan Safran Foer for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jonathan Safran Foer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jonathan Safran Foer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jonathan Safran Foer?

    Booking fees for Jonathan Safran Foer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jonathan Safran Foer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jonathan Safran Foer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jonathan Safran Foer for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jonathan Safran Foer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jonathan Safran Foer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jonathan Safran Foer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jonathan Safran Foer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Eating Animals and Reading Between the Lines with Jonathan Safran Foer. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jonathan Safran Foer for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Jonathan Safran Foer generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Calvin Trillin, Spencer Wells, Graham Hill, Ray Kurzweil and Jeffrey Israel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jonathan Safran Foer for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jonathan Safran Foer Speaking Topics

  • Eating Animals

    Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. The resulting book, "Eating Animals," is part memoir and part investigative report. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, it places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers." The stories of how the book came to be, and the shocking information that he learned, make for eye-opening conversation.

  • Reading Between the Lines with Jonathan Safran Foer

    Combining several formats -• book reading, audience interaction, and literary investigation -• Jonathan delights audiences with an insightful, behind the scenes analysis of his bestselling novels.

Jonathan Safran Foer Speaker Videos

  • Jonathan Safran Foer: "Here I Am: A Novel" | Talks at Google ...
    Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer - YouTube
  • Commencement 2013 - Jonathan Safran Foer on Vimeo

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