Paul Auster was born on February, 3rd 1947 in New Jersey. Before he stopped studies, Paul Auster went to Europe and visited Irland, Spain, France and Italie. At theage of 18, he published for the first time articles about cinema in the University's paper, and after graduating from his University, Colombia University, he moved to Paris, in 1971, where he used totranslate French literature and publish his first poems, essays and novels. He wrote his first autobiographic work, The Invention of the solitude, in 1979, in the death of his father and at the time ofhis divorce but it will be published 3 years later. His first poems' collection Unearth, appeared in 1980 and his first novel, Quoted from Glass, first opus of the " New-York Trilogie " appeared in1985. Then, he begins to teach the writing and the translation at Princeton University, during which he published two others volumes of New-York Trilogy. In 1989, the novel Moon Palace dedicates himdefinitively as an important writer. His novel was translated in more than 15 languages and was greeted by public and critic.
In the 90's, Paul Auster knew a lot of successes with the Léviathan,Tombouctou and the Illusions' Book.
Some of his works were adapted in comics strips ( "Quote from Glass" ) or to the theater.
( "The music of the fate ) More than being a novelist, Paul Auster isalso an essayist, a scriptwriter and sometimes a film-maker. Indeed, he realized with Wayn Wang "Smoke" and "Brookly Boogie" then he realized Lulu On The Bridge which was badly welcomed by the critic.He also collaborated with Sophie Calle, a French artist, from whom he was inspirated to create Maria, in the Léviathan. Paul Auster also wrote Personal Instructions to improve New-York's life, inwhich he gives advices to better imbricate fiction and reality.
One of his favorite subjects is the relation between fiction and reality, the passage from real life to the romantic invention. He used...