Paul Auster, Prolific Author and Brooklyn Literary Star, Dies at 77

Paul Auster, Prolific Author and Brooklyn Literary Star, Dies at 77

Paul Auster, the prolific novelist, memoirist and screenwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s with his postmodern reanimation of the noir novel and who endured to become one of the signature New York writers of his generation, died of complications from lung cancer at his home in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening. He was 77.