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Paul Auster on Burning Boy with Michael Wood


Thursday, 7:00 pm EDT November 11, 2021

Online via Zoom

Booker Prize-shortlisted and New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster celebrates the launch of his landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane. Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane explores the extraordinary, dramatic story of Crane’s life and his transformative impact on American Literature, through a uniquely insightful lens made possible by Auster’s own literary mastery. Renowned literary scholar and critic Michael Wood joins Auster for an intellectually rich conversation about this breathtaking new work.

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In Conversation

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    Paul Auster

    Paul Auster

    Paul Auster is the bestselling author of 4 3 2 1, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and the New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. Among his other honors are the Prix Médicis étranger for Leviathan, the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke, and the Premio Napoli for Sunset Park. In 2012, he was the first recipient of the NYC Literary Honors in the category of fiction. He has also been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (The Book of Illusions), the PEN/Faulkner Award (The Music of Chance), the Edgar Award (City of Glass), and the Man Booker Prize (4 3 2 1). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Michael Wood

    Michael Wood

    Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton, and the author, most recently, of Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much (2015), On Empson (2017), and The Habits of Distraction (2018). He writes regularly for the London Review of Books, and a number of other journals. He is currently completing books about Proust and about crime fiction and film.