Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. President Obama tapped Foer, 35, also a New York University professor of creative writing, last Friday.
I used to think that between the time of the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., and the birth of Israel in 1948, there was no such thing as an
exclusively Jewish city. Sure, there were plenty of Jewish ghettos and neighborhoods scattered throughout the globe, but a city with only Jews in it? I never imagined it.
"Everything Is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin, $24).
Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, "Everything Is Illuminated" has garnered rave reviews everywhere, from The New York Times to Esquire, with front jacket quotes by Russell Banks, Nathan Englander and mentor Joyce Carol Oates; it has even been optioned for a movie by actor Liev Schrieber's prodction company.