Paul Benjamin Auster (1947) received recognition as an American book writer and film director. Some of his popular publications include Moon Place (1989), The New York Trilogy (1987), The Book of Illusions (2002), Invisible (2009), In The Country of Last Things (1987) and many more. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he descendent from a Jewish-Polish family. Auster lived in South Orange, New Jersey, as a child and attended the Columbia High School in Maplewood. He joined the Columbia University and completed both his B.A. and Master’s degrees. Auster moved to Paris, France, and started a career as a translator. He focused on specific themes in his books, for example, inability to grasp the meaning or ability to communicate, continuous occurrences of disasters and failures in life. Auster received a range of awards between 1989 to 2017. His writing career included poetry, fiction, essays, screenplays and translations.
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