‘Anyone who makes something for its own sake, whether you try to have it published or whether you’re just rearranging twigs on the ground because it pleases you, people who do that are artists.’
Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the most celebrated writers working in the English language today. He is best know for his two novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and for his first major work of non-fiction, Eating Animals. In this video recorded by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Foer reflects on the power of literature, and of poetry in particular. He also discusses writing his second book and the ‘weight of momentum’ he experienced.