Writer; Entrepreneur; Author, Moonwalking with Einstein
Joshua Foer is a writer and entrepreneur. His first book, Moonwalking with Einstein, about how he became the USA Memory Champion, was a No. 1 best-seller. Foer co-founded Atlas Obscura, a media and experiences company whose mission is to give people a sense of wonder about the world, and edited Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, a No. 1 New York Times best-seller. He is co-creator of a design competition, Sukkah City, and co-founder of Sefaria, a nonprofit free-culture project putting 3,000 years of Jewish texts online with parallel translations. Foer is working on a book about his travels with the Mbendjele pygmies of the Congo Basin.