Paul Auster was nominated for the Booker Prize in 2017 for his novel 4321 - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders going on to win that year. He is the bestselling author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works.
His nominated novel 4321 was his first book for seven years. He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, the Prix Médicis étranger, an Independent Spirit Award, and the Premio Napoli. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.