Author(s): Jonathan Safran Foer
Everything is Illuminated won the Guardian First Book Award in 2002. It tells the story of a young man who goes to Ukraine in search of the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. He is aided in his quest by a blind old man, a randy guide dog and a very, very bad translator.
Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977 and lives in Queens, New York. He is the editor of the anthology A CONVERGENCE OF BIRDS, which Hamish Hamilton will publish in 2004 alongside his second novel, THE ZELNIK MUSEUM.