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Paul Auster gave a short reading of an excerpt from his new book, Invisible, last week at The New School at an evening hosted by Granta. The evening was punctuated by an odd occurrence in which a woman from the audience asked him whether it had been his idea to turn his 1999 novella, Timbuktu, into a children’s book. Auster and his editor, also in the audience were dumbfounded, having no knowledge of a children’s book version of Timbuktu. The mystery was shortly resolved however when it came to light that a German packaging/publishing company named Minedition had approached Auster about a children’s book version some time ago. The company’s server had crashed, erasing all records of their previous communication on the illustrations and abridgments.
Auster was also interviewed by the Financial Times this week in their series, Short Talk. Read the interview here. Auster first collaborated with Soundwalk in the creating the Ground Zero soundwalk in commemoration of the September 11th tragedy. You can download the Ground Zero Soundwalk and find out more about it here.If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!