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Paul Auster
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Boyd Tonkin

Paul Auster talks to Boyd Tonkin

4 3 2 1 A Novel

Wednesday 8 March 2017
7:00pm

1 Hour

Duration

Sheldonian Theatre

Venue

£12.50 - £15

Ticket price

Bestselling US author Paul Auster makes a rare UK appearance in this festival preview event to talk about his latest novel 4 3 2 1.

Common themes in Auster’s work are the search for identity and personal meaning, coincidence, inconsistency and contradiction. 4 3 2 1 is a story of birthright, possibility, love and life.  In it, one character born in 1947 takes four different and simultaneous fictional paths, falling under the spell of one woman with whom each of the four relationships is different.

Auster’s works include Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy. He is a winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, the Prix Médicis Étranger, and the Premio Napoli, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Here he talks to Boyd Tonkin, literary critic for the Financial Times, Economist and Spectator,and former literary editor of The Independent.

In association with Blackwell’s.