Franklin Foer is the author of How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, which has sold more 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages. He spent seven years as Editor of The New Republic, and has been called one of America's "most influential liberal journalists" by the  Daily Beast.

He has also written for Slate and New York magazines, among many other publications, and he recently served as a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. He currently works as a journalist with the Atlantic and is based in Washington DC. 

Foer’s skills as a narrator are enviable. His characterizations… are comparable to those in Norman Mailer's journalism - The Boston Globe

How Soccer Explains the World was named one of the five most influential sports books of the decade by Sports Illustrated