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Paul Auster

 Carles Mercader

Paul Auster was born in 1947 in New Jersey and studied at Columbia University. After a brief period as a sailor on a tanker, he spent three years in France, where he worked as a translator, ghost-writer and caretaker; since 1974, he has lived in New York. He is the author of the following works, all published in Spanish translation by Anagrama: The New York Trilogy (City of Glass, Ghosts and The Locked Room), In the Country of Last Things, The Invention of Solitude, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, Leviathan, The Red Notebook, Mr. Vertigo, Hand to Mouth, Squeeze Play (under the pseudonym Paul Benjamin), Ground Work: Selected Poems and Essays 1970-1979, Timbuktu, I Thought my Father was God, The Story of my Typewriter, The Book of Illusions, Oracle Night, The Brooklyn Follies, Travels in the Scriptorium, Man in the Dark, Invisible, Sunset Park, Winter Journal, the graphic novel City of Glass, and the screenplays Smoke, Blue in the Face, Lulu on the Bridge and The Inner Life of Martin Frost. Paul Auster has become one of the most internationally prestigious writers with a constantly growing audience in Spain and Latin America as his works are republished. As a corollary, in 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras, after which his popularity in Spain soared.

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