Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer made his name young and powerfully.
In two startlingly fresh books — “Everything Is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” — he brought a new generation’s eye to the Holocaust and to the shock of 9/11.
Now, the young novelist has gone non-fiction to look at the most elemental of human habits: what we eat. Specifically, the factory-farmed meat Americans consume in titanic volumes.
He thinks it’s wrong. He may persuade you.
This hour, On Point: A conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer on his new book, “Eating Animals.”
Jonathan Safran Foer joins us from New York. He’s the author of the acclaimed novels “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” His new book, “Eating Animals,” is a nonfiction appeal for a moral reconsideration of meat eating.
You can read an excerpt from “Eating Animals” at the book’s website.