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Paul Auster (b. 1947) is a Brooklyn-based novelist, screenplay writer, poet, essayist and translator.

From the description of Paul Auster collection of papers, 1999-2006 2000-2005. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 770725385

From the guide to the Paul Auster Papers, 1963-1995, 1972-mid-1995, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

From the guide to the Paul Auster collection of papers, 1999-2006, 2000-2005, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

From the guide to the Paul Auster collection of papers, 1987-2001, 1995-1999, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

The National Story project began in 1999 after American author, Paul Auster, read a selection from his novel Timbuktu on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Auster was asked to return to the program by its then host, Daniel Zwerdling, to perform another reading at a future date. Auster answered with the conditional response that he would be willing to return, but only if he could read other people's stories and not just his own.

The National Story Project began taking submissions from listeners in 1999 October through both e-mail and mail. The guidelines for the stories were that they had to be no more than three pages in length and that the submissions relayed a true event. The selected stories would then be edited or rewritten, if needed, by Auster and his team. The National Story Project aired on Weekend All Things Considered the first Saturday of each month from 1999 November until 2001 July and during that time received over 5,000 submissions from all over the United States on a wide variety of topics and from people of varying ages, gender and backgrounds.

After the National Story Project ended, Auster selected his favorite submissions and compiled them for a book entitled I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project. The collection was published in 2002 by Picador, a Macmillan Publishing imprint.

From the description of National Story Project records 1998-2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 732604653

BIOGHIST REQUIRED The National Story project began in 1999 after American author, Paul Auster, read a selection from his novel Timbuktu on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Auster was asked to return to the program by its then host, Daniel Zwerdling, to perform another reading at a future date. Auster answered with the conditional response that he would be willing to return, but only if he could read other people's stories and not just his own.

BIOGHIST REQUIRED The National Story Project began taking submissions from listeners in 1999 October through both e-mail and mail. The guidelines for the stories were that they had to be no more than three pages in length and that the submissions relayed a true event. The selected stories would then be edited or rewritten, if needed, by Auster and his team. The National Story Project aired on Weekend All Things Considered the first Saturday of each month from 1999 November until 2001 July and during that time received over 5,000 submissions from all over the United States on a wide variety of topics and from people of varying ages, gender and backgrounds.

BIOGHIST REQUIRED After the National Story Project ended, Auster selected his favorite submissions and compiled them for a book entitled I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project. The collection was published in 2002 by Picador, a Macmillan Publishing imprint.

From the guide to the National Story Project Records, 1998-2002., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Bronk, William. William Bronk papers, 1908-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1924-2009. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Auster, Paul, 1947-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1974-1975. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Sun & Moon Press Archive, 1976-2002 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Haas, Philip. The music of chance : screenplay, 1992 May 11-May 21. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Clayton Eshleman Papers, 1958 - 1993 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
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creatorOf Eshleman, Clayton. Papers, 1958-1993. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Sylvere Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive, Bulk, 1973-2000, 1960-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Auster, Paul, 1947-. Correspondence with Singing Horse Press, 1986. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Reznikoff, Charles, 1894-1976. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1974-1975. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Paul Auster collection of papers, 1987-2001, 1995-1999 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Auster, Paul, 1947-. El libro de las ilusiones [archivo de computadora] / Paul Auster. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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referencedIn Ron Padgett papers, 1929-2008 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Auster, Paul, 1947-. Paul Auster collection of papers, 1999-2006 2000-2005. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Auster, Paul, 1947-. National Story Project records 1998-2002. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1831-1835, 1916-2002 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Papers, 1980-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Lotringer, Sylvère. Sylvere Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive 1960-2000 (Bulk 1973-2000). New York University, Fales Collection
referencedIn Henry Cowell collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1940-1953 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Oyez Press Records., 1963-1987. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Corbett, William, 1942-. William Corbett collection, 1968-2003. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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referencedIn Books & Co. records, 1978-1997 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn George Economou Papers, 1954-1996. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Wilbur, Richard. Works and correspondence, 1962-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Paul Auster collection of papers, 1999-2006, 2000-2005 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Paul Auster Papers, 1963-1995, 1972-mid-1995 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf National Story Project Records, 1998-2002. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
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referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1980-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Storytelling
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Fantasy baseball (game)
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Birth 1947-02-03

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