Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Paul Auster in Conversation with Rebecca Brown

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Literary, Media Library

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Thirty years after his moving meditation on fatherhood, Auster has written a second unconventional memoir, about his mother’s life and death. Facing his 63rd winter, the bestselling novelist bookends The Invention of Solitude with the new Winter Journal, a highly personal history of time, language, memory, and his body and its sensations—both pleasurable and painful.  “That is where the story begins, in your body,” writes Auster; “and everything will end in the body as well.” Author Rebecca Brown, herself eloquent in that notion, in memoir and other relevant themes, interviews Auster after a short reading. Presented as part of the Town Hall Arts and Culture series, with Elliott Bay Book Company.

Paul Auster’s website

Paul Auster in the studio reading for the audiobook version of Winter Journal.

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  1. Lester Pittle
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Paul Auster and I were friends growing up in South Orange, NJ. His mother and my mother were best of friends. I knew of his mother’s death from my mother who died this past May. I last saw Paul at his last reading here in Seattle a few years back which was sponsored by the Elliot Bay Books. We went to dinner but since then I’ve changed jobs and lost my e-mail contact addresses including his. Could you contact him for me to tell him that I would like to reciprocate and take him to dinner when here for this talk?
    Les Pittle

    • Town Hall
      Posted August 15, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink

      We’ll do our best to try to get your message to Paul. Hope to see you there!

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