Paul Auster is known for his fiction: “The New York Trilogy,” “The Book of Illusions” and, most recently, “Sunset Park.” But he’s also a notable memoirist; it’s been 30 years since the publication of “The Invention of Solitude,” a book written after the death of his father.
In August, Auster comes out with a new memoir, “Winter Journal,” which looks, in part, at his own aging. He reads from its opening in the video above, recording the audiobook for Macmillan Audio.
“Perhaps it is just as well to put aside your stories for now and try to examine what it has felt like to live inside this body from the first day you can remember being alive until this one,” he writes. Of course, this is a story, too. “Winter Journal” comes to bookstores Aug. 21.