Paul Auster (1947, Newark, New Jersey) graduated in 1969 from Columbia University. He was a sailor for a while and then settled in Paris. Since the publication of The Invention of Solitude and The New York Trilogy, he is regarded as one of the most original writers in the US. He wrote the screenplay for Smoke (Wayne Wang, 1995) and Blue in the Face, that he also co-directed.
Films: Blue in the Face (1995), Lulu on the Bridge (1998)