Jonathan Safran Foer visited KQED’s The Writers’ Block to record a reading from his latest book, Eating Animals. He was open to participating in a spontaneous video interview and shared his personal eating preferences, where he was dining in the Bay Area, thoughts about food politics and ethics, and ideas for his next book.

Jonathan Safran Foer in KQED radio studio waiting to read from his book Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer preparing to record a reading of his book Eating Animals for Writers Block at KQED. Howard Gelman, KQED Radio and Emmanuel Hapsis, KQED Interactive set up the equipment and prep him for the reading.

Jonathan Safran Foer with his book Eating Animals at KQED

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Video by Emmanuel Hapsis & Wendy Goodfriend
Photos by Wendy Goodfriend
Pumpkin by Dan Perez

Jonathan Safran Foer: Video Interview and Reading 10 November,2009Wendy Goodfriend

  • Dear Mr. Jonathan Safran Foer

    I was delighted to hear you will be visiting the Holy City of Jerusalem.

    During your stay, I would be appreciative if we could meet to allow me to tell you about the 9-11 Memorial Monument in the Jerusalem region that I initiated and designed. Such a monument should be part of the landscape in New York.

    Attached is a PowerPoint Presentation for your perusal and impression.

    I look forward very much to meeting with you.

    Eliezer Weishoff

  • I have reading your wonderful book:”EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE”.I tried to reach you many times,during your stay in Jerusalem.I sent you also an
    e-mail to your hotel “Mishcnot Shaananim”,but,unfortunately I didn’t received your
    respond.Please let me know your l address,that may
    accept my slide presantation.With best rgards,

    p.s.Please be aware that we both were inspired by the same tragic event,and each of us expressed it in his
    own way


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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