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Paul Auster

USA (1947 - )

Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1947 to middle class parents. After attending Columbia University he lived in France for four years. Since returning to America in 1974, he has published poems, essays, novels and translations.

Genres: Literary Fiction


Anthologies edited
Non fiction

Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1986) : City of Glass
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : The Book of Illusions

Paul Auster recommends

Life (1978)
Georges Perec
"A dazzling, crazy-quilt monument to the imagination."

The Living End (1979)
Stanley Elkin
"Stanley Elkin's imagination should be declared a national landmark. When the moment comes to write the history of AMerican English in the late twentieth century, his novels will be a fundamental source."

A Still Small Voice (2000)
John Reed
"A spellbinding novel of love and war, from a young writer of great promise."
The Seducer
The Seducer (2003)
(Jonas Wergeland, book 1)
Jan Kjærstad
"An enormously accomplished and compelling novel."

The Gift of Numbers (2007)
Yôko Ogawa
"Highly original. Infinitely charming. And ever so touching."

Voice Over (2007)
Céline Curiol

The Evening Road (2017)
Laird Hunt

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