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Jonathan Safran Foer on Judaism, Writing, and Inspiration

Jonathan Safran Foer on Judaism, Writing, and Inspiration

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Jonathan Safran Foer
is an author of several bestselling books. His debut novel, Everything is Illuminated, won Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. Both it and his second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, have been made into feature-length films.

Mr. Foer is the winner of numerous awards, including the National Jewish Book Award. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s “People of the Year” and Esquire Magazine’s “Best and Brightest." He is currently the Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University and is working on a TV pilot for HBO starring Ben Stiller. 

Mr. Foer's books were for sale at this event and he signed copies after the program.

We were also very pleased to have Alison Cuddy join us to introduce Mr. Foer and lead the Q&A. Ms. Cuddy is the arts and culture reporter at WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio. She's been with the station since 2001, working as a producer, host, and blogger. She was previously host of Eight Forty-Eight and Weekender with Alison Cuddya guide to the cultural scene in Chicago and beyond.


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