Day: October 15, 2002

Paul Auster

Paul Auster was born in 1947 in Newark, New Jersey (home also to Philip Roth, who would also, later in his career, write novels full of tangled identities and secret subtexts).

It’s hard to pin down straight biographical facts about Paul Auster, even though Auster writes about himself frequently in … Read the rest

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Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh emerged from the council projects of Edinburgh, Scotland. Soaking in the popular pastimes of his down-and-out neighborhood, he became fond of the Hibernian Football club, and later became even fonder of the hard drug scene around his town. Heroin was easy to find, almost impossible to avoid.

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Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie, the distinctive fiction stylist, was born in 1947 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She studied writing at American University and the University of Connecticut and had stories accepted by the Atlantic Monthly and the New Yorker. In 1976 she published both her first … Read the rest

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