Introducing Paul Auster Reading Week 17-23 Feb & Sign-up

Auster is probably my favourite living author, and last autumn I decided I would host a reading week to celebrate his work – and it begins today! I hope some of you will join with me in reading some of his writing: be it novels, memoir, essays, screenplays, poetry, letters and so on – he’s been quite prolific over the years in many forms.

If you need a little help, a bibliography of his work can be found under my ‘Projects’ tab above – or click here. I hope I can tempt you to give him a try if you’ve never read his work before.

For those who are able to join in – thank you – and please do add a link to your review or comment below.

I’ll be posting several reviews and other content throughout the week, but I shall leave you here now with one of his poems from his 1976-77 collection Fragments from Cold.


Spools of lightning, spin outward
in the split, winter night: thunder
hauled by star–as if

your ghost had passed, burning,
into the needle’s eye, and worked itself
sheer through the silk
of nothingness.

11 thoughts on “Introducing Paul Auster Reading Week 17-23 Feb & Sign-up

    • AnnaBookBel says:

      Irritating! I can’t get the linky to work, so I’ve taken it out. Thank you so much for taking part – I’ll be over to read your post shortly!

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