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Paul Auster is the best-selling author of Invisible, Moon Palace, Mr Vertigo, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Among his other honours are the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke and the Prix Medicis Etranger for Leviathan. He has also been short-listed for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (The Book of Illusions) and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (The Music of Chance). His work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
very good but not as interesting as some of his other books.I have read similar stories.Published 7 months ago by edmund
I'm an immense fan of Paul Auster's writing. He is disquieting, edgy, and probes the deeper recesses of the reader's mind. Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2011 by John P. Jones III
Having read almost all of Auster's novels, I find that their appeal often lies in the ideas they deal in rather than the plots, which are sometimes less than spectacular. Read morePublished on 8 Sept. 2010 by reader 451
I first studied this book at university and have been hooked on Auster ever since. The book follows the story or Pozzi and Nashe as Auster details his ideas on the order - or lack... Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2010 by Mr. C. B. Foote
It took me a good 50 pages to get into it but once I was into it I could not put this novel down ! As soon as the hero meets Pozzi, I got hooked. Read morePublished on 6 April 2009 by French reader
Unlike Leviathan which took me by the scruff of my neck from page one, it took me about 30 pages to get off the blocks with Music of Chance. Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2004 by Jim
This novel begins with a random chance encounter, and as the story develops Auster weaves this blinding tale of how fate and destiny can be manipulated by circumstance. Read morePublished on 4 Oct. 2000 by Mr. G. S. Rencourt