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1 p.m. An Afternoon with Best-Selling Author Paul Auster

November 19, 2011, 1:00pm3:00pm

Saturday, November 19, 2011

In a Travel + Leisure interview last year, Paul Auster said, “A couple of years ago I was thinking of setting a new novel in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and in walking around the neighborhood, I visited Green-Wood Cemetery for the first time. In fact, maybe it was the cemetery that convinced me to write the novel . . . I had no idea [Green-Wood was] . . . one of the most remarkable places in all of New York City.”

We are thrilled to host Auster’s first official appearance at Green-Wood for a book talk about his latest novel, Sunset Park. This passionate novel about contemporary America and its ghosts follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together during the 2008 economic collapse, including a group of young people squatting in a Sunset Park apartment.

Please Note: Mr. Auster will be introduced by Green-Wood’s historian, Jeff Richman, who will give a prologue to Green-Wood and its history of inspiring writers, artists, and musicians for close to two centuries. Mr. Auster will then read from his book, Sunset Park. He has asked to have extended time afterwards to sign books and chat individually with the attendees. In light of his request, we will forego the trolley tour in order to maximize our time with Mr. Auster. Afterwards, of course, you are welcome to stroll and experience Green-Wood on your own, as Mr. Auster did when he was writing Sunset Park. We will have complimentary walking tour books and illustrated maps on hand.

Book Talk, Q&A with the author: $15 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund / $20 for non-members.

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November 19, 2011
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States