In February, Figment teamed up with Zinch to bring you a $500 scholarship, the recipient of which was chosen by Jonathan Safran Foer, author of “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” Check out our interview with the winner! Continue reading
Write a 600 character story for the chance to win a $500 scholarship! If you enter the Figment- and Zinch-sponsored contest by March 31st (that’s this Saturday, people!), you could be eligible for monies and author love. The entries are gonna … Continue reading
Who among us isn’t attracted to the lure of celebrity? And who among us would turn down the chance to win $500 from a celebrity? All right, so Jonathan Safran Foer, author extraordinaire of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (which you can begin … Continue reading
Have a burning question that only a bestselling author can answer? Lucky you! Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (which you can begin reading on Figment for a limited time here) is answering Figment … Continue reading
Jonathan Safran Foer, author of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” is taking your questions. Click to find out more and to enter to win a $500 scholarship from Figment and Zinch.com! Continue reading
Have you grown up since you were a kid? Would you like $500? Would you like your work to be read by “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” author Jonathan Safran Foer? Are these exceptionally easy questions all of which you should be answering “yes” to? Good, then we’re on the same page and you should click yourself to the other side of the jump because you will be all about this contest. Continue reading
In this edition of What The Fig?, Figment user Meghan Cannistra reviews “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” directed by Stephen Daldry and based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Continue reading
Congratulations to the movie adaptation of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” originally by author and Zinch judge Jonathan Safran Foer, which has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture! If you were in charge of casting, who would star in the adaptation of your favorite book? Here are some of your dream cast recommendations. Continue reading
In “Everything is Illuminated,” Jonathan Safran Foer writes about a young writer, traveling to Ukraine to find the woman who saved his grandfather’s life. This writer is named . . . Jonathan Safran Foer? But this is a novel, right? And Jonathan Safran Foer is the name of the author, right? And our seventh-grade English teacher told us never to confuse the author with the narrator because they are two very different entities, right? RIGHT?
While author JSF is similar to character JSF, they’re not the same person. This double Foer-ing makes JSF a character in his own story while also keeping the author divorced from the narrator. It’s mad crazy smart and mad crazy effective and mad crazy difficult to replicate if you’re not Jonathan Safran Foer. Luckily, we’ve got a handy guide for you to fake it until you make it. How to fictionalize yourself in five handy steps.
Head’s up, would-be-caricatures: You can have the great JSF read your writing and win $500 at the same time by heading to our scholarship page at Zinch.com! Click through for details. Continue reading
What’s black and white and read all over? Your 600 character flash-memoir, and it’s being read all over by Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the recently Oscar nominated-movied Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (which you can start reading here on Figment)! … Continue reading