Paul Auster is one of the very few giants of English-language literature who has successfully made the leap from the twentieth to the twenty-first century. A poet and translator before he crossed over to mainstream relevance as a memoirist and novelist, Auster continues to challenge and dazzle his readers in America and around the world. A testament to his literary statures, his book A Life in Words: Conversations with I. B. Siegumfeldt records three years of dialogue during the creation of the Center for Paul Auster Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Auster's most recent novel is 4 3 2 1. He lives in Brooklyn.