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US Iconic Novelist Paul Auster Passes at 77

Wed 01 May 2024 | 08:35 AM
Rana Atef

Iconic US novelist Paul Auster passed away at the age of 77 years old after suffering from lung cancer complications, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

The prolific American author is known for his works like "The New York Trilogy."

Auster died at his home in Brooklyn, New York, the newspaper cited a friend of the novelist.

Auster's diagnosis with cancer was first announced last year by his wife and author Siri Hustvedt.

Born in New Jersey, Auster became a literary icon in New York during the 1980s with works like "The New York Trilogy." This work witnessed Auster's contribution of adding a philosophical twist on the detective novel  genre.

He was also a screenwriter and wrote the screenplay for "Smoke," which portrayed the lost souls who frequent a Brooklyn tobacco shop.

Auster's existentialist novels were also appreciated in Europe.

His other major works included "Moon Palace," "The Book of Illusions" and "The Brooklyn Follies."