Jonathan Safran Foer - The Book Cafe interview

His first two novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, drew extravagant praise and many accusations of being manipulatively sentimental with controversial subjects such as the Holocaust and 9/11. Regardless, Jonathan Safran-Foer followed them with a treatise on vegetarianism, a book sculpture and now a re-working of a sacred Jewish text. He discusses his tendency to polarise opinion, and whether being such a huge name gives him a certain immunity to criticism.

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