Regarded as one of the most talented American narrators, Jonathan Safran Foer was born in Washington D.C. in 1977. He grew up in a culture activist family and graduated in Philosophy at Princeton University where his writing talent was first appreciated. He co-edited The Future Dictionary of America, published in 2005 by McSweeney's. In 2000, he was awarded the Zoetrope Prize for Fiction. His first book Everything is Illuminated, which he started when he was 19 and which took 6 years to finish, including a trip to Ukraine in search of his origins, was a great international success with both readers and critics alike. In 2002, he won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. Liev Schreiber directed the very successful film adaptation starring Elijah Wood. 2005 saw the release of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the heartfelt emotional journey of a young boy from the York with the metropolis batted by the events of September 11 and is backed up. Safran Foer follow this with Eating Animals (2009), a rigourous and shocking investigation into the consumption of animal flesh around the world. In 2016, after ten years of waiting, he returned to fiction writing with Here I Am. He returns to Mantova for the third time to present his new non-fiction release, We Are The Weather.