Paul Auster in New York Magazine

An interview with the American writer
Paul Auster

Paul Auster talks to Tim Murphy of New York Magazine about his new novel, Invisible:
Tim Murphy: How much of Walker, the protagonist of Invisible —a handsome aspiring poet, in 1967, who is juggling a sexually sinister older European professor and a tortured French girlfriend, not to mention having a summer of sex with his own sister—is you?

Paul Auster: He is simply not me. Every novelist uses things from his or her own life. Yes, I was in Paris in 1967. That hotel is a place I stayed. I wanted to go back and think about what it was like to be 20 again, and how ignorant we are at that age, how inexperienced, how susceptible we are. [Read More]

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