American novelist Paul Auster, author of “New York Trilogy” and “Moon Palace”, has died at the age of 77

He was hospitalized for cancer, his family announced, in early 2023.

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Published on 01/05/2024 06:58

Update on 01/05/2024 08:05

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type="image/avif">>American novelist Paul Auster in Guadalajara (Mexico), November 27, 2017. (JAVIER LIRA / NOTIMEX / AFP)>>
American novelist Paul Auster in Guadalajara (Mexico), November 27, 2017. (JAVIER LIRA / NOTIMEX / AFP)

American novelist Paul Auster, author of New York trilogy, Vertigo or Moon Palacedied at the age of 77, announced, on behalf of her family, journalist and author Jacki Lynden to several media outlets such as New York Timesthe American radio NPR or the British daily The Guardian, Wednesday May 1st. Paul Auster was suffering from cancer, his wife Siri Hustvedt announced in March 2023.

Paul Auster wrote more than thirty books which have been translated into more than 40 languages. Foreign Medici Prize for Leviathan in 1993, Paul Auster is a revered writer in France, whom he considered his “second country”.

After his studies, he lived in Paris from 1971 to 1975. He occupied a maid’s room, met a prostitute who recited Baudelaire to him and almost enrolled at the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies. He writes scripts for silent films and translates Breton, Mallarmé, Michaux and Dupin. He perfected his French, which he spoke with a voice raspy from the cigarillos he loved.

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