Interviews

Here are references to all known interviews of Paul Auster on the web which are still active. From Financial Times to BelieverMag and BBC interviews. Links to “Interviews”: FT.com – Lunch with the FT: Continental riffs. BelieverMag.com – Interview with [...]

 

Paul Auster Plays Golf

Paul Auster is a big fan of golf and used the field as a time to think and get inspiration for his next book.

There is something peaceful and therapeutic about playing golf and as you take a number of journeys to the hole you have a chance to think and take in the silence and from here you can come up with some fantastic ideas. The silence also has an affect on people and can make them very open minded to these new ideas.

If you are looking for inspiration or just need time to think then like Paul Auster having a game of golf can have the answers that you are looking for.

Lastly why not personalise some golf balls and show your support to Paul Auster by visiting personalizedgolfballs.com. Here you can get all colours, shades, brands and logos possible.

Hundreds of Thousands Books Given Away for Free

As a part of the World Book Night 20,000 volunteers handed out hundreds of thousands of books for free including best sellers.

Ian Fleming’s book James Bond Casino Royal book and Jojo Moyes’ book Me Before You were among the hundreds of thousands of books that were released.

Each Volunteer had to give out 20 copies of their favourite book to people who don’t take up reading at all.

The Event was hosted by the funny Hardeep Singh Kohli who is both a writer and comedian which was filled with reading from autors, poets and performers.

Hundreds of Libraries, Village halls and local book clubs also celebrated the occasion.

Lastly around 100,000 of the 500,000 books were given to hospitals, shelters, care homes, community centres and prisons.

 

Sunset Park – Paul Auster’s Last Release

Paul Auster’s last release was a novel named Sunset Park which was released back in in 2010 in November.

The novel is set back in 2008 during the financial recession, where Miles Heller a college drop out who has been running from his past for seven years has to leave his girlfriend in Florida because of his past and finds himself back to his home town, New York. Here he meets an old friend who lives in an abandoned home in Sunset Park in Brookland.

The plot behind the novel is for Miles Heller to re-connect with the world and to discover himself.

 

Weddings and There cultures

Paul Auster was of a Jewish religion and he was married twice but there are so many different cultures and different traditions for weddings it is interesting to learn the different rituals and how some weddings have more in common than once thought.

Jewsish weddings have alot of interesting rituals and you capture some great moments on camera for example the groom who breaks the glass on the floor where the man then shouts out  ”Mazel tov!” which means congratulations the purpose of this ritual is to signify that the joy from the man has been tempered.

 

Another very interesting culture when it comes to weddings is the Indian weddings which can be broken down into other religions and opposed to Jewish weddings they use a lot of colour and like Jewish weddings have loads of rituals that must be carried out such as the giving away of the bride. Also Indian weddings can go on for days because of the many rituals and when they have to be carried and the some of the images that I have seen captured by an Indian wedding photographer in UK are really colourful and vibrant as shown above.

What both cultures share is that they bring together two people who love each over and celebrate their coming together with a series of traditional dances.

Interviews

Here are references to all known interviews of Paul Auster on the web which are still active. From Financial Times to BelieverMag and BBC interviews.

Links to “Interviews”:
FT.com – Lunch with the FT: Continental riffs.
BelieverMag.com – Interview with Auster.
BBC.co.uk – Frontrow with Paul.
TheTimes.co.uk – Explains about how Pauls work often mixes with the real and imagined.
Spiegel.de (in German) – After shock follows beauty.
NYTimes.com – Auster Audio special from 1999.
Bluecricket.com – Q&A with Paul Auster.