Aug 23, 2012 — The author's new memoir, Winter Journal, is a history of his body — scars, panic attacks and near-death experiences. He tells Fresh Air how he got a reputation as a dirty fighter, why he doesn't drive and how hard it was to see his mother's dead body.
Aug 21, 2012 — Auster's latest delivers six decades worth of thoughtful anecdotes in second-person narration. The memoir is as unconventional as his first, The Invention of Solitude, and covers everything from his relationship with his mother to the houses where he's lived.
Oct 26, 2011 — In fiction, Paul Auster sets a family story against the housing crisis and Garrison Keillor looks at a Midwestern holiday blizzard. In nonfiction, Lewis Black goes on a USO tour of Afghanistan and Iraq, Frank Sinatra gets a new biography and Jenna McCarthy redefines lust and love with a comic wink.
Dec 6, 2010 — Making suggestions for your book club can be risky business. If everyone loves the book, you're a hero. If they hate it, it takes a while to live it down. NPR's Lynn Neary comes to the rescue with five book club recommendations that are sure to make for good conversation.
Nov 10, 2010 — In his new novel, Sunset Park, Brooklyn novelist Paul Auster confronts the modern-day problems of foreclosure, eviction and familial estrangement. NPR's Lynn Neary visited him in his brownstone to discuss the long journey to find one's sense of home.
Nov 10, 2010 — In his lyrical new novel, Brooklyn's Paul Auster tracks a disaffected young man's wanderings through the outer boroughs, and his struggles with loss, estranged family and the Great Recession.
Jul 28, 2010 — Hotels, pools, beaches, airplanes: all good places to ignite a summer fling — or read about one. Here are six recent titles that will let you explore, from the safety of your deck chair, our human capacity for ecstasy and pain.
Nov 6, 2009 — Intricate plotting, intermittent erotic tension and the author's powerful moral imagination combine to make Paul Auster's latest novel an absorbing literary thriller.
Nov 3, 2009 — A new weekly feature spotlights staff picks of standout books. This week, new novels from Barbara Kingsolver, Philip Roth and Paul Auster. Jonathan Safran Foer makes the case against Eating Animals, and Ken Auletta's Googled profiles one of the world's most significant companies.