Paul Auster Biography
Paul Auster(Paul Benjamin Auster) is an American writer and film director. His notable works include The New York Trilogy “1987”, Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Chance “1990”, The Book of Illusions “2002)”, The Brooklyn Follies “2005”, Invisible “2009”, Sunset Park” 2010),
Winter Journal (2012), and (2017). His books have been translated into more than forty languages.
Paul Auster Age
Paul Benjamin Auster is an American writer and film director. His notable works include The New York Trilogy, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, The Book of Illusions, The Brooklyn Follies, Invisible, Sunset Park, Winter Journal, and 4 3 2 1. He was born on February 3. 1947 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Benjamin is 74 years old as of 2019.
Paul Auster Family | Paul Auster Early Life
Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Jewish middle-class parents of Polish descent, Queenie (née Bogat) and Samuel Auster. He grew up in South Orange, New Jersey, and Newark and graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood.
Paul Auster Wife
Auster was married to the writer Lydia Davis. They have one son together, Daniel Auster.
With his second wife, writer Siri Hustvedt” the daughter of a professor and scholar Lloyd Hustvedt”, were married in 1981, and they live in Brooklyn. Together they have one daughter, Sophie Auster.
He has said his politics are “far to the left of the Democratic Party” but that he votes Democratic because he doubts a socialist candidate could win.
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Paul Auster Quote
Here are some of her qoutes as
- You can’t put your feet on the ground until you’ve touched the sky.
- Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever.
- There’s hope for everyone. That’s what makes the world go round.
- You see, the interesting thing about books, as opposed, say, to films, is that it’s always just one person
- encountering the book, it’s not an audience, it’s one to one.
Paul Austen books
- the frequent portrayal of an ascetic life
- a sense of imminent disaster
- an obsessive writer as central character or narrator
- loss of the ability to understand
- loss of language
- loss of money – having a lot, but losing it little by little without earning some new money any more
- depiction of daily and ordinary life
- absence of a father
- writing and storytelling, metafiction
- American history
- American space
Paul Auster Awards
Some of the awards he received from 200/8 to 2017
2008: International Dublin Literary Award longlist for Travels in the Scriptorium
2009: Premio Leteo “León, Spain”.
2010: Médaille Grand Vermeil de la Ville de Paris
: International Dublin Literary Award longlist for Man in the Dark
2011: International Dublin Literary Award longlist for Invisible
2012: International Dublin Literary Award longlist for Sunset Park
: NYC Literary Honors for fiction
2017: Booker Prize Shortlist for “4321”
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He 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.z
Writing about Auster’s most recent novel, 4 3 2 1, Booklist critic Donna Seaman remarked:
Auster has been turning readers’ heads for three decades, bending the conventions of storytelling, blurring the line between fiction and autobiography, infusing novels with literary and cinematic allusions, and calling attention to the art of storytelling itself, not with cool, intellectual remove, but rather with wonder, gratitude, daring, and sly humor. … Auster’s fiction is rife with cosmic riddles and rich in emotional complexity.
He now presents his most capacious, demanding, eventful, suspenseful, erotic, structurally audacious, funny, and soulful novel to date. … Auster is conducting a grand experiment, not only in storytelling but also in the endless nature-versus-nurture debate, the perpetual dance between inheritance and free will, intention and chance, dreams and fate.
This elaborate investigation into the big what-if is also a mesmerizing dramatization of the multitude of clashing selves we each harbor within. … A paean to youth, desire, books, creativity, and unpredictability, it is a four-faceted bildungsroman and an ars poetica, in which Auster elucidates his devotion to literature and art.
He writes, ‘To combine the strange with the familiar: that was what Ferguson aspired to, to observe the world as closely as the most dedicated realist and yet to create a way of seeing the world through a different, slightly distorting lens.’ Auster achieves this and much more in his virtuoso, magnanimous, and ravishing.
He has what the Times once called “all the suspense and pace of a bestselling thriller.” There are no semantic obstacles, lexical difficulties, or syntactical challenges. The books fairly hum along. The reason Auster is not a realist writer, of course, is that his larger narrative games are anti-realist or surrealist.