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.

LEARN MORE:
Paul Auster’s website

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

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2 Comments

  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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