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Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 3rd 1947. His father was a landlord, who owned buildings with his brothers in Jersey City. The family was middle-class and the parents’ marriage was not a happy one. Auster grew up in the Newark suburbs of South Orange and Maplewood. He read books enthusiastically and developed an interest for … 

Full Name Paul Auster
Net Worth $20 Million
Date Of Birth February 3, 1947
Place Of Birth Newark, New Jersey, United States
Profession Writer, Director, Actor
Education Harvard University, Columbia University
Nationality American
Spouse Siri Hustvedt
Children Sophie Auster, Daniel Auster
Parents Queenie Bogat Auster, Samuel Auster
Siblings Janet Auster
Awards Princess of Asturias Award for Literature, Prix Médicis étranger, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
Nominations International Dublin Literary Award, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Edgar Award for Best Novel, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Shamus Award for Best Original P.I. Paperback, Ictineu Prize for best work of fiction translated into Catalan
Movies The Music of Chance, Smoke, Blue in the Face, Lulu on the Bridge, The Center of the World, The Inner Life of Martin Frost, Act of God, It Was Mine, In the Country of Last Things, Timbuktu
1 Becoming a writer is not a “career decision” like becoming a doctor or a policeman. You don’t choose it so much as get chosen, and once you accept the fact that you’re not fit for anything else, you have to be prepared to walk a long, hard road for the rest of your days.
1 A major portion of Auster’s 2013 memoir, “Report From the Interior”, includes detailed, scene-by-scene summaries of two films he believes deliver “blows to the head”: _The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)_ qv) and _I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)_.
2 Father, with Lydia Davis, of Daniel Auster.
3 Daughter, Sophie Auster, is a popular singer in France.
4 Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1996.
5 Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997
6 His wife, Siri Hustvedt, was born in the US to Norwegian parents, and is a successful author in her own right and mother of Sophie Auster. The couple lives in Brooklyn, New York.
7 In “Moon Palace” there’s a conversation about the first moon landing and if it really happened or if it was just a hoax, which was filmed in a Hollywood studio. The idea of a fake moon landing is the central motif of the movie Opération lune (2002).
8 His book “Moon Palace” is read in German schools in the last year of study as preparation for the English ‘Abitur’ examination.
9 (1971-1974) Lived in France working odd jobs and writing poetry
10 Columbia College: M.A., Comparative Literature [1970]


Title Year Status Character
In the Country of Last Things novel announced
It Was Mine 2015 Short writer
The Inner Life of Martin Frost 2007 written by
Le carnet rouge 2004 Short novel
Fluxus 2004 Short original story
The Center of the World 2001 story
Lulu on the Bridge 1998 written by
Blue in the Face 1995 characters – uncredited / situations
Smoke 1995 written by
The Music of Chance 1993 novel
Timbuktu novel


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The Inner Life of Martin Frost 2007
Lulu on the Bridge 1998
Blue in the Face 1995
Smoke 1995 uncredited


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The Inner Life of Martin Frost 2007 Narrator (uncredited)
The Music of Chance 1993 Driver


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The Inner Life of Martin Frost 2007 producer
I Remember 1999 Short executive producer


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David Blaine: Beyond Magic 2016 TV Movie words suggested by


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Broken Flowers 2005 personal thanks
Hjemkomst 2004 Short thanks
The Accompanist 1992 thanks


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Out of My Head 2017 Documentary completed Himself
Sqizo Documentary filming Himself
Trump on Culture: Brave New World? 2017 TV Movie documentary Himself
Newsnight 2017 TV Series Himself
La grande librairie 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
Le Conversazioni, Close Up 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi 2015 TV Series Himself
Skavlan 2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Via llibre 2012 TV Series Himself
Ànima 2012 TV Series Himself
Página 2 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Qwerty 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Les Carnets de route de François Busnel 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Look 2011/I Documentary Himself (segment “Age”)
Gomorron 2011 TV Series Himself
Act of God 2009/I Documentary Himself
Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams 2009 Documentary Himself
Café littéraire 2009 TV Series Himself
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2009 TV Series Himself
L’hora del lector 2008 TV Series Himself
Èxit 2008 TV Series Himself
Continuarà… 2008 TV Series Himself
La tarda 2008 TV Series Himself
Ceremonia de clausura – 55º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2007 TV Movie Himself
Cinema 3 2007 TV Series Himself
El blog de Cayetana 2007 TV Series Himself
Ceremonia de apertura – 55º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2007 TV Movie Himself
Mein Leben 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Edge of Outside 2006 Documentary Himself
As Smart As They Are: The Author Project 2005 Documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1997-2004 TV Series Himself – Guest
Bestseller 2002 TV Series Himself – Author
20 heures le journal 2001 TV Series Himself – Interviewee
Sabine Christiansen 2001 TV Series
Avisa’ns quan arribi el 2000 1998 TV Series Himself
Apostrophes 1990 TV Series Himself
The Fall 1969 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
50 anys en companyia 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Bestseller 2003 TV Series Himself – Author

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2006 Prince of Asturias Award Prince of Asturias Awards Letters
1996 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Smoke (1995)
1996 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Smoke (1995)
1994 Lucien Barrière Literary Award Deauville Film Festival For the novel “Mr. Vertigo”.

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1998 Un Certain Regard Award Cannes Film Festival Best Film Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
1998 Golden Spike Valladolid International Film Festival Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
1996 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Smoke (1995)
1996 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Smoke (1995)