Paul Auster

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Paul Auster

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born
in Newark, New Jersey, The United States
February 03, 1947

gender
male

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influences


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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Report from the Interior, Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature, the Prix Médicis Étranger, the Independent Spirit Award, and the Premio Napoli. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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"Novels are fictions, of course, and therefore they tell lies... but through those lies every novelist attempts to tell the truth about the world."

—Paul Auster in conversation with @[18709970741:274:The Paris Review]: http://bit.ly/1lT1DM0 Read more of this blog post »
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November 2010, Paul Auster
"The genre-bending innovator behind The New York Trilogy examines the 2008 economic collapse in Sunset Park—it's tough to be young and broke in America." ...More

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“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.”
Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

“I had jumped off the edge, and then, at the very last moment, something reached out and caught me in midair. That something is what I define as love. It is the one thing that can stop a man from falling, powerful enough to negate the laws of gravity.”
Paul Auster, Moon Palace
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“Stories only happen to those who are able to tell them.”
Paul Auster

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