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Here I Am: Author Jonathan Safran Foer Discusses Latest Novel

Author Jonathan Safran Foer is perhaps best known for his novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which became a best seller and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. He also wrote Everything Is Illuminated. As a writer, his work’s been compared to Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, and his latest book, titled Here I Am, […]

Jonathan Safran Foer - Here I AmAuthor Jonathan Safran Foer is perhaps best known for his novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which became a best seller and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. He also wrote Everything Is Illuminated.

As a writer, his work's been compared to Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, and his latest book, titled Here I Am, explores a month in the life of a Jewish family that nearly falls apart when the parents' marriage hits a road block.

Foer will be in Houston tonight (Sept. 19, 2016) as part of Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. Unfortunately tickets are sold out, but to give you a taste of that experience Foer talked about his new novel with Houston Public Media's Dacia Clay in her new occasional web series Writing the City.

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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