A genuine American original.
The Boston Globe

The Red Notebook

Nonfiction by Paul Auster

Paul Auster has earned international praise for the imaginative power of his many novels, including The New York Trilogy, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, Mr. Vertigo, and Timbuktu. He has also published a number of highly original nonfiction works: The Invention of Solitude, Hand to Mouth, and The Art of Hunger. In The Red Notebook, Auster again explores events from the real world – large and small, tragic and comic – that reveal the unpredictable, shifting nature of human experience. A burnt onion pie, a wrong number, a young boy struck by lightning, a man falling off a roof, a scrap of paper discovered in a Paris hotel room – all these form the context for a singular kind of ars poetica, a literary manifesto without theory, cast in the irreducible forms of pure storytelling.

Editions: PaperbackEbook

Buy from:

Your Independent Bookstore Barnes & Noble

Paperback (published June 1, 2002)

Price US
Price CN
Trim Size
Page Count

Ebook (published June 1, 2002)

Price US

Paul Auster

Contemporary American novelist, essayist, translator, and poet

A genuine American original.
The Boston Globe
Paul Auster is definitely a genius.
—Haruki Murakami
The Red Notebook is a gem.
The Washington Post
The arresting stories in this slim collection by Auster … go a long way toward answering the perennial question “Why write?”
—Ana Luísa Amaral, Publishers Weekly