Auster, Paul

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Talking to Strangers: Selected Essays, Prefaces, and Other Writings 1967–2017

Despite the padding of several slight and flimsy items, this compilation will gratify Auster readers and grace most library shelves.



Fusing the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics with the bildungsroman literary genre, Auster illuminates how the discrete moments in one's life form the plot points of a sprawling narrative, rife with possibility. [See Prepub Alert, 7/22/26.]

Report from the Interior

This audio presentation is recommended to libraries with extensive literary audio collections and of course to fans of the author. ["Auster presents a fascinating take on the memoir," read the starred review of the Holt hc, LJ 10/15/13.]

Report from the Interior

Auster presents a fascinating take on the memoir. Students and fans will appreciate his original examination of his interior self. [See Prepub Alert, 5/20/13.]

Here and Now: Letters (2008–2011)

Can you imagine a conversation between these two great writers, the sharp, cerebral Auster and the Nobel prize–winning Coetzee? Here is a conversation, a collection of the correspondence they began shortly after meeting in 2008...

Winter Journal

Auster has many readers across his fiction and nonfiction. This book makes him a flesh-and-blood person and thus should prove appealing to his fans. [See Prepub Alert, 2/12/12.]

Sunset Park

The author deftly balances minute details that evoke New York City, post-financial meltdown, with marvelously drawn characters bruised but unbowed by life's vicissitudes; think Richard Russo or Anne Tyler. Auster has an impressive array of literary nominations to his credit (e.g., PEN/Faulkner, IMPAC Dublin, and Edgar), but this should be the novel that brings him a broader readership. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/10.]

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