Celebrated novelist Paul Auster's comprehensive, landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane will be released in celebration of Crane’s 150th birthday on November 1st. With Burning Boy, Auster tells the extraordinary story of Stephen Crane, best known as the author of The Red Badge of Courage, who transformed American literature through an avalanche of original short stories, novellas, poems, journalism, and war reportage before his life was cut short by tuberculosis at age twenty-eight. In this special talk, Auster will focus on Crane’s life in and writing in the Village and surrounding areas of NYC, including Washington Square, the Bowery, and more. Auster’s insight into Crane’s astonishing originality, productivity, and rare creative processes are those of a fellow literary master.
Co-hosted by Three Lives Bookstore, the Literary Pub Crawl, Untapped New York, Jefferson Market Library, Tompkins Square Library, Hudson Park Library.