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Paul Auster

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Birthday
3, 1947
Birthplace
Newark, NJ
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Newark, NJ

About

Award-winning author whose works blend existentialism and absurdism with crime fiction. He is known for Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Chance (1990), and The Book of Illusions (2002), among other works.

Before Fame

He attended Columbia University and subsequently moved to Paris, where he became a translator of French literature. His debut literary work was a 1982 memoir called The Invention of Solitude.

Trivia

He wrote the screenplay for the 2007 film, The Inner Life of Martin Frost.

Family Life

He was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Newark, New Jersey. He was married twice-- to Lydia Davis and Siri Hustvedt-- and fathered one child through each marriage.

Associated With

He was influenced by the renowned Irish author, Samuel Beckett.