Brooklyn-based author Paul Auster is the Mr. Vertigo of modern literature. The internationally celebrated novelist is another household name whose works Open Books is proud to have been continuously publishing since 1995.
Over the years, a growing number of Korean readers have been enjoying the virtuosity, the mystery, and the depth of his stories, all the while exploring the themes that are dear to him: fate, chance, the ordinary life, the act of writing and the search for one's identity. He is also one of the foreign authors whom Korean literary figures and prominent names in the arts, music and film admire the most.
Besides The New York Trilogy, titles that are the most popular among Open Books editions are Moon Palace, Hand to Mouth, The Book of Illusions and The Music of Chance.
Open Books also published the 2004 graphic adaptation by David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik of the first New York Trilogy novel City of Glass. His 2010 novel Sunset Park was published in 2013 and his recent memoirs Winter Journal and Report from the Interior in 2014 and 2016 respectively. The acclaimed novel 4 3 2 1 is scheduled to be published in 2020.
Works by Paul Auster in translation from Open Books (with year of publication of the Korean edition)
Mr. Vertigo (1995)
Moon Palace (1997)
The Music of Chance (2000)
Hand to Mouth (2000)
Squeeze Play (2000)
Smoke / Blue in the Face (2001)
The Invention of Solitude (2001)
In the Country of Last Things (2002)
The New York Trilogy (2003)
Lulu on the Bridge (2003)
The Story of My Typewriter (2003)
The Book of Illusions (2003)
Oracle Night (2004)
The Red Notebook (2004)
Disappearances: Selected Poems (2004)
Why Write? (2005)
The Brooklyn Follies (2005)
City of Glass: The Graphic Novel (Adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, 2006)
Travels in the Scriptorium (2007)
The Art of Hunger (2007)
The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2008)
Man in the Dark (2008)
Sunset Park (2013)
Winter Journal (2014)
Here and Now: Letters (2008-2011) (with J. M. Coetzee) (2016)
Report from the Interior (2016)