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About the Author

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of 4 3 2 1, Sunset
Park, The Book of Illusions, Moon Palace, and The
New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006, he was awarded the
Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. His other honors include the
Prix M├ędicis ├ętranger for Leviathan, the Independent Spirit Award
for the screenplay of Smoke, the Los Angeles Times Book
Prize for Burning Boy, and the Carlos Fuentes Prize for his body of
work. His most recent novel, 4 3 2 1, was shortlisted for the
Man Booker Prize. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and
Letters and is a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His work has
been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise for Baumgartner: "Baumgartner's mind is full of late-life insights and
angst, while his capacity for love provides a rich emotional seam. Auster packs a lot into this slim novel... An always
intriguing writer." - Kirkus "The subject of lost loved ones and all that follows in the
wake of such a loss is hardly unusual in contemporary literature, but Paul
Auster's Baumgartner is a worthy addition to the body of
fiction that treats the subject. It's a well-drawn portrait of a man wrestling
with grief, and a sensitive character study that displays many of the qualities
for which Auster's been lauded in a long literary career... Baumgartner's story
is revealed in episodic fashion and with precise, observant, and sometimes
touching detail... Poignant." - Shelf Awareness "Auster presents his eighteenth novel, a finely distilled
tale of a charmingly self-deprecating and forthright intellectual and romantic...
Auster's portrait of a thoughtful man embracing loss and love is a gorgeous,
subtly suspenseful revelation of the covert dramas of a contemplative, kind,
and expressive life." -- Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)
Praise for Paul Auster: "One of the great American prose stylists of our time." --New York Times "Auster really does possess the wand of the enchanter." --New York Review of Books "One of the great writers of our time." --San Francisco
Chronicle "Contemporary American writing at its best." --New York Times
Book Review, on Invisible "A literary original who is perfecting a hybrid genre of his own."
--Wall Street Journal

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