Jonathan Safran Foer 2010

The Event

Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals

14 January 2010

Credit: David Shankbone

Credit: David Shankbone

Brilliant, thrilling, genius, breathtaking: such are the adjectives that have routinely been applied to Jonathan Safran Foer’s two award-winning novels.  Now, at 32, a married man with small children, Foer has turned his attention to nonfiction, and to the food we eat.  Eating Animals is not an appeal for vegetarianism, but a sustained, at times brutal look at the meat industry. With his gift for the poetic, Foer sweeps in aerial movements over the topic, taking us into the world of microbes and the realm of animal suffering, before delivering it finally to our table.   An evening with one of America’s brightest literary minds.

Moderator: Pieter van der Wielen
In cooperation with: Ambo Anthos Publishers


The Speaker:

Jonathan Safran Foer (born February 21, 1977) is a writer. He is best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005). In 2009, he published a work of nonfiction titled Eating Animals.[1] While Foer’s works have been released to widespread critical acclaim, he remains somewhat of a polarizing figure amongst contemporary critics and academics, attracting in equal measure both passionate praise and criticism. Foer currently teaches creative writing at New York University.

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The Book’s website

The Guardian Book Review

RSA Interview with Foer on his book:

Article by Natalie Portman in the Huffington Post  on the impact of Foer’s book on her

The New Yorker Review

The New York Times Review

CNN on Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer speaking on BigThink

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