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Paul Auster was born on February 3, 1947, in Newark, New Jersey. He received a B.A. and a M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. In addition to his career as a writer, Auster has been a census taker, tutor, merchant seaman, little-league baseball coach, and a telephone operator. He started his writing career as a translator. He soon gained popularity for the detective novels that make up his New York Trilogy. His other works include The Invention of Solitude; Leviathan; Moon Palace; Facing the Music; In the Country of Last Things; The Music of Chance; Mr. Vertigo; and The Brooklyn Follies. His latest novels are entitled, Invisible and Sunset Park. In addition to his novels, Auster has written screenplays and directed several films. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a French Prix Medicis for Foreign Literature. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The New York Trilogy 9,096 copies, 149 reviews
The Book of Illusions 3,987 copies, 69 reviews
The Brooklyn Follies 3,809 copies, 112 reviews
Moon Palace 3,168 copies, 52 reviews
Oracle Night 2,997 copies, 48 reviews
Leviathan 2,591 copies, 44 reviews
Timbuktu 2,359 copies, 62 reviews
The Music of Chance 2,061 copies, 38 reviews
Mr. Vertigo 2,031 copies, 39 reviews
Invisible 2,008 copies, 103 reviews
Travels in the Scriptorium 1,907 copies, 64 reviews
Man in the Dark 1,764 copies, 93 reviews
In the Country of Last Things 1,723 copies, 20 reviews
The Invention of Solitude 1,574 copies, 16 reviews
4 3 2 1 1,498 copies, 62 reviews
City of Glass 1,344 copies, 33 reviews
Sunset Park 1,297 copies, 63 reviews
True Tales of American Life 1,214 copies, 27 reviews
City of Glass: The Graphic Novel (Original Author) 1,109 copies, 21 reviews
Winter Journal 767 copies, 48 reviews
The Red Notebook: True Stories 714 copies, 13 reviews
Ghosts (New York Trilogy) 438 copies, 13 reviews
The Locked Room (New York Trilogy) 387 copies, 14 reviews
Auggie Wren's Christmas Story 321 copies, 14 reviews
Report from the Interior 278 copies, 22 reviews
Here and Now: Letters (2008-2011) 261 copies, 11 reviews
Smoke and Blue in the Face 168 copies, 3 reviews
Collected Poems 141 copies, 1 review
Lulu on the Bridge 132 copies, 1 review
The Story of My Typewriter 95 copies, 2 reviews
Squeeze Play 82 copies, 1 review
Disappearances 71 copies
Why Write? 48 copies, 1 review
Smoke [1995 film] (Screenwriter) 33 copies, 1 review
Translations 28 copies
Wing Commander 17 copies
La solitude du labyrinthe 14 copies, 1 review
Blue in the Face [1995 film] (Director/Screenwriter) 11 copies
White Spaces 11 copies
Ensayos completos 10 copies, 1 review
Collected Novels Volume 3 8 copies, 1 review
Purgatory 6 copies
Wall Writing 4 copies
Unearth 2 copies
GUIONES 2 copies
TOMBOCT 1 copy
Cidade de Cristal 1 copy, 1 review
Levitán 1 copy
Hunger (Introduction, some editions) 4,280 copies, 110 reviews
The Future Dictionary of America (Contributor) 611 copies, 3 reviews
Strange Stories for Strange Kids (Contributor) 204 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 117: Horror (Contributor) 161 copies, 2 reviews
Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians (Translator, some editions) 148 copies, 1 review
Granta 46: Crime (Contributor) 136 copies
Granta 58: Ambition (Contributor) 132 copies
Granta 63: Beasts (Contributor) 129 copies
Granta 71: Shrinks (Contributor) 127 copies, 1 review
Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny by Papa (New York Review Books) (Introduction, some editions) 112 copies, 1 review

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