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Paul Auster

Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 3rd 1947. His father was a landlord, who owned buildings with his brothers in Jersey City. The family was middle-class and the parents' marriage was not a happy one. Auster grew up in the Newark suburbs of South Orange and Maplewood. He read books enthusiastically and developed an interest for ... See full bio »
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 2015 It Was Mine (Short) (writer) (completed)
 2007 The Inner Life of Martin Frost (written by)
 2004 The Red Notebook (Short) (novel)
 2004 Fluxus (Short) (original story)
 2001 The Center of the World (story)
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge (written by)
 1995 Blue in the Face (characters - uncredited) / (situations)
 1995 Smoke (written by)
 1993 The Music of Chance (novel)
  Timbuktu (novel)
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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Becoming a writer is not a "career decision" like becoming a doctor or a policeman. You don't choose it so much as get chosen, and once you accept the fact that you're not fit for anything else, you have to be prepared to walk a long, hard road for the rest of your days.

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His book "Moon Palace" is read in German schools in the last year of study as preparation for the English 'Abitur' examination. See more »

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