American writer Paul Auster dies at 77 from lung cancer

American writer Paul Auster dies at 77 from lung cancer
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The prominent American writer Paul Auster died this Tuesday night in Brooklyn, a neighborhood in the city of New York ( States), at the age of 77 as a result of lung cancer, as reported by ‘The New York Times’.

The death of Auster, author of works such as ‘The New York Trilogy’, ‘Sunset Park’, ‘Invisible’ or ‘The Book of Illusions’has been confirmed to the aforementioned newspaper by her friend Jacki Lyden.

His career and popularity have meant that his work has been translated into more than forty languages, and has led him to enter the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and receive the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters in 2006.

In November 2023 he published his latest novel, ‘Baumgartner’, which came after the novel ‘4 3 2 1’, from 2017, the essays ‘The Immortal Flame of Stephen Crane’, from 2021, and ‘A Country Bathed in Blood’, also from 2023.

Born in neighboring New Jersey, Auster became a literary icon in the Big Apple during the 1980s thanks to works such as his emblematic “The New York Trilogy”, which gave a philosophical turn to the police genre. He also wrote the screenplay for the film “Smoke,” which portrayed the lost souls who frequent a Brooklyn tobacco shop. Auster’s often existentialist novels were also very popular in Europe.

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