Uncategorized | July 12, 2005

Jonathan Safran Foer is the new little black dress. He seems to go well with everything and he is everywhere. The film version of Foer’s first novel, Everything is Illuminated–published when he was a mere 25–is now in post-production and due for release September 16, starring Elijah Wood. It may be difficult to separate Wood from Frodo, but with director Liev Schreiber hopefully the transition from furry-footed hobbit to adventurous traveler will be easy. The film stills are as colorful and as imaginative as Foer’s prose. The novel is hilarious and heartbreaking–book clubs will be eager for the release of the film.

Foer’s second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, is available in hardcover and on every Barnes and Noble shelf in America. And if it isn’t enough that this young, talented New Yorker has two novels and a movie–his wife, Nicole Krauss isn’t far behind. Her novel, The History of Love, joins Foer’s on the bookstore shelves now.