Paul Auster is prominent for his writings, he writes complex novels, several of which are mysteries, which are often concerned with the search for identity and personal meaning. He is America’s best-known postmodern novelist, his ‘New York Trilogy’ must have been read by thousands and who do not usually read avant-garde fiction. To know more about the author, let’s take a look at his daily routine and some interesting facts about him.

Who is Paul Auster?

  • Paul Auster is an American writer and a film director.
  • His books have been translated into more than 40 languages.
  • He was on the PEN American Centre Board for Trustees from 2004 to 2009.
  • His notable works include The New York Trilogy (1987), Moon Palace (1989), etc.
  • He has worked as a French translator for his living.
  • He has published poems, essays, and novels.
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Daily Routine

Mornings of Paul

  • He starts his day around 6 am
    The writes wake up at 6 am in the morning and does some exercise and drinks a glass of orange juice or tea, and he reads his daily newspaper before starting his writing routine.

Afternoons of Paul

  • Writing
    He is fully into writing every day, he spends his entire day focusing on his novels, he writes till five in the evening, on some days, if he has more stamina, he writes more.
  • Writing habits
    When it comes to writing, he would not do it on a keyword unlike most of the writers, he writes them, he would probably use a pencil or a fountain pen.

Evenings of Paul

  • Tv
    He keeps writing the entire day, he says that writing excites him more than anything, he would spend some time watching tv before going to bed.

Personal Facts

  • Born: February 3rd, 1947, U.S.
  • Age: 74 years.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Parents: Queenie Bogat Auster, Samuel Auster.
  • Spouse: Siri Hustvedt (1982), Lydia Davis (1974-1979)
  • Children: Sophie Auster, Daniel Auster.
  • Pen name: Paul Benjamin.
  • Alma matter: Columbia University.
  • Genre: Poetry. Literary fiction.
  • Period: 1974- present.


  • PEN/Faulkner award for fiction finalist for the music of chance- 1991.
  • Bodil Awards- 1996.
  • Best first screenplay- 1996.
  • International Dublin literary award shortlists- 2004.
  • Fellow of the American academy of arts and science-2003.
  • Booker prize shortlist for ‘4321’- 2017.
  • NYC literary honors for fiction- 2012.
  • International Dublin literary award longlist for sunset park- 2012.

Published works

  • In the country of last things- 1987.
  • Moon palace- 1989.
  • The music of chance- 1990.
  • Timbuktu- 1999.
  • The book of illusions- 2002.
  • Oracle night- 2003.
  • Man, in the dark- 2008.
  • Invisible- 2009.
  •  Sunset park- 2010.
  • 4321- 2017.
  • The art of hunger- 1992.
  • Hand to mouth- 1997.
  • Winter journal- 2012.
  • Unearth- 1974.
  • Wall writing- 1976.
  • Facing the music- 1980.
  • Smoke- 1995.
  • Blue in the face- 1995.
  • Lulu on the bridge- 1998.
  • The inner life of martin frost- 2007.
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Paul Auster’s Quotes to Inspire you Towards Success

  • Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever.
  • You can’t put your feet on the ground until you’ve touched the sky.
  • There’s hope for everyone. That’s what makes the world go around.
  • We are continually shaped by the forces of coincidence.
  • Holes in the memory. You grab on to some things, others have completely disappeared.
  • I think it’s a very good thing to leave your country and look at it from afar.
  • Our lifelong certainties about the world can be demolished in a single second.
  • I really have no interest in myself.
  • I like the sound a typewriter makes.