Jonathan Safran Foer is a writer whose first novel, Everything Is Illuminated, earned him a National Jewish Book Award and a Guardian First Book Award. Foer’s second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, is a story about a young boy who learns how to deal with the death of his father in the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11. Both novels have been adapted into films. Foer’s third novel, Tree of Codes, was published in 2010. He recently edited The New American Haggadah, a new edition of a Jewish Passover text. Foer is also the author of a non-fiction book, Eating Animals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University.